Aged Care Media

Reportable assaults, sex attacks in nursing homes up 27%

"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.

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NSW Elder Abuse Inquiry: now for the implementation dollars!

“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.

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Greens need to get serious on aged care

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.

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NSW Government decides nursing homes don’t need nurses

“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.

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Government releases invisible aged care report

“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.

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