Aged Care Media

Royal Commission? Great but we need action now!

"Monday night's ABC 4Corners program has shown in graphic detail just how bad things are in many of Australia's nursing homes, with relatives of residents resorting to planting secret cameras to record the evidence of violence and neglect perpetrated against their loved ones", said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.

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Pensioners put their hand up for Aged Care Royal Commission Terms of Reference

Today CPSA is releasing the letter it has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrisson to offer CPSA's participation in the drafting of the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. A copy of the letter is attached to this release:

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Pensioners support law forcing publication of nursing home staffing levels

“CPSA welcomes a Private Member’s Bill being introduced into Federal Parliament today by Independent MP Rebekha Sharkie which will force aged care providers to publicly disclose their staffing ratios,” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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Home Care waiting list blows out by 3.7% in single quarter

"Overall, the number of people waiting for a Home Care Package (HCP) has increased by a massive 3.7% in a single quarter, from 104,602 to 108,456” said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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Pensioners demand a Royal Commission into aged care

"CPSA welcomes the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's comments that the Labor Party will consider a Royal Commission into aged care", said CPSA Policy Officer Bronagh Power.

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