Aged Care Media

New quality and safety commission: cosmetic make-over

"The new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission announced today will not change what happens in nursing homes and will not change the quality of care provided, because aged care standards are left untouched", said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.

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Ditch fake nursing home audits: save our frail elderly!

"CPSA calls for a bi-partisan approach on aged care quality. Our politicians must do three things and do them now:

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Nursing home accreditation broken: pensioners

"CPSA welcomes the interim report regarding Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework by the Senate Committee on Community Affairs. As the report demonstrates, incidents like Oakden can occur for years right under the nose of regulators. Accreditation does not evaluate the actual care and support residents receive, rather the process focuses heavily on paperwork and ticking boxes", said CPSA Policy Officer, Eliza Littleton.

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Nursing home assaults, sex attacks: How to FOI your region or town’s stats

Every November, the Australian Department of Health publishes the national nursing home reportable assault statistics. The Department does not provide a breakdown, let alone the names of the homes where these assaults occurred.

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NSW Government sees the light: unanimous upper house support to keep nurses in nursing homes

"CPSA welcomes the NSW Government's support for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party bill to reinstate the requirement for nursing homes to have a Registered Nurse on duty around the clock, which has been passed unanimously in the NSW upper house today." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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