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


NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

THE NSW Government has announced that an independent Ageing and Disability Commissioner will be established in NSW to investigate the abuse of older people, and adults with a disability “in home and community settings”. The NSW Minister for Ageing’s office confirmed that this will not include residential aged care facilities or NDIS-funded group homes.

Read more: NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

Aged Care Royal Commission wants to hear from you for real!

THE Aged Care Royal Commission has issued a call for public submissions, which it will accept until at least the middle of 2019.

Read more: Aged Care Royal Commission wants to hear from you for real!

Home Care Packages program continues in crisis mode

IN December last year, the sixth Home Care Packages Program Data Report came out for the September 2018 quarter and it’s becoming something like a broken record.

Read more: Home Care Packages program continues in crisis mode

Lack of public trust in aged care

THERE is a crisis of public confidence in aged care, and for a good reason.

The Inside Aged Care report presented at a major aged care provider conference recently reveals that only 18 per cent of Australians trust the aged care industry and only 13 per cent think it is open and transparent.

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Robots, apps and aged care

OFTEN when aged care providers talk about the use of digital technology and automation, what they are really talking about is reducing operational costs.

Read more: Robots, apps and aged care

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