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


Senate Committee hands down report on the aged care workforce

The Senate Committee on Community Affairs has handed down its final report following an 18 month inquiry into the future of Australia's aged care workforce.

Read more: Senate Committee hands down report on the aged care workforce

CPSA calls for aged care Royal Commission

A spate of inquiries and investigations have been launched following alarming allegations of resident abuse and neglect at the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service in South Australia surfaced in April.

Read more: CPSA calls for aged care Royal Commission

Round the clock nursing abolished in NSW nursing homes

The NSW Government has now rejected both the recommendations of an upper house inquiry into nurses in nursing homes and a broad-based community capaign to have the RN 24/7 requirement reinstated.

Read more: Round the clock nursing abolished in NSW nursing homes

Oakden nursing home accreditation reviewed

Yet another review into aged care following horrific allegations of resident abuse and neglect. No doubt it will come to the same conclusion as those before it, that this was simply an isolated incident.

Read more: Oakden nursing home accreditation reviewed

Budget 2017: Aged care workforce

The Government is establishing "an industry-led aged care workforce taskforce" to "explore options to improve productivity in the aged care workforce and contribute to the development of an aged care workforce strategy, including for regional and remote areas."

Read more: Budget 2017: Aged care workforce

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