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


Aged Care Royal Commission a business improvement initiative?

On Sunday 16 September 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a Royal Commission into aged care, but you wonder why.

Read more: Aged Care Royal Commission a business improvement initiative?

Hearing impaired robbed of smoke alarm subsidy

There is a glaring gap for people with hearing impairment over 65 trying to access smoke alarms.

Read more: Hearing impaired robbed of smoke alarm subsidy

Home Care waiting list blows out

Overall, the number of people waiting for a Home Care Package (HCP) has increased by a massive 3.7 per cent in a single quarter, from 104,602 to 108,456.     

Read more: Home Care waiting list blows out

Mandatory reporting on staffing ratios

Rebekha Sharkie MP from the Centre Alliance Party has introduced legislation into the federal Parliament to force nursing homes to publish how many staff are rostered on at any point.

Read more: Mandatory reporting on staffing ratios

No Freedom of Information under Single Aged Care Quality Framework

The Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018 has cleared the Senate, but the sector will maintain its secrecy and culture of cover-ups.

Read more: No Freedom of Information under Single Aged Care Quality Framework

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