"There were 2,862 serious assaults and sex attacks on nursing home residents over 2015/2016 according to a report published by the Australian Government. This is an increase of 9 per cent compared with last year's statistic of 2,625 attacks", said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.
“CPSA welcomes the Committee’s recommendation for the role of the Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit to include case management and coordination, a step up from its current one-way-street role as an information and referral service”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege on the publication of the Parliamentary Committee’s report.
Opposing $1.6B cut in care subsidies not enough
“The Greens’ simplistic announcement that they will oppose savage cuts to aged care subsidies shows a very poor understanding of how the nursing home industry works”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.
“CPSA is gobsmacked that the NSW Minister for Health has rejected the findings of a Parliamentary Inquiry, which recommended keeping the requirement for nursing homes to have a Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”, said Ellis Blaikie, Senior Policy Adviser.
“Nursing homes are performing so badly that the Government has taken to releasing the annual industry performance report without even a departmental media release, let alone a ministerial media release, so CPSA is happy to lend a hand by releasing it for the Government and to point out some of the interesting bits at the same time”, said Paul Versteege, Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.