Aged Care

Access to quality aged care when required should be available to everyone who needs it at an affordable price. People should be able to access adequate care within their own homes, with nursing home care being a last resort for those with high care, complex needs. 

Mandatory staff to resident ratios should be used in aged care facilities to ensure quality of care and lifestyle of residents are achieved and maintained. These ratios must be based on the care needs and clinical acuity of residents.

The accreditation process must be overhauled to ensure that aged care providers provide a level of care that meets the needs of residents, based on an objective assessment of the care outcomes experienced by residents.

CPSA is fundamentally opposed to forcing people who have no other significant assets to sell or reverse mortgage their home to pay for residential or community aged care.

Read CPSA's full aged care policy here


What the Aged Care Royal Commission will do: in plain English.

THE terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care are broad and fair. The Royal Commission can investigate anything it wants.

Read more: What the Aged Care Royal Commission will do: in plain English.

Aged care sector makes clean-ish breast of it

A ONE-PAGE Department of Health statistical report on aged care was leaked to a journalist at the Courier-Mail. This report contained some astonishing statistics, which show how bad things actually are in residential aged care, but which also show that when the Australian Aged Care Accreditation Agency and the Complaints Commissioner went looking, they found a lot more than they had in previous years.

Read more: Aged care sector makes clean-ish breast of it

76% on wrong Home Care Package

AFTER all the excitement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care being announced, the spotlight seems to be on nursing homes, but the entire aged care system, including community aged care, is in crisis.

Read more: 76% on wrong Home Care Package

Five billion reasons for mandated staff ratios

THE Australian Medical Association (AMA) has joined the mandatory-staff-to-residents-ratio camp.

Read more: Five billion reasons for mandated staff ratios

Aged care apathy and ignorance rife

NEW research by National Seniors confirms that most people don’t start thinking about aged care until their need or the need of a relative or friend becomes critical.

Read more: Aged care apathy and ignorance rife

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