Aged Care Media

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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A mere review of aged care won’t cut it, Minister: CPSA calls for a Royal Commission into Aged Care

"CPSA is concerned that Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt's Review of Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes is pre-ordained to find that the system overall works very well." said Paul Versteege, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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Aged care survey shows nurses aren’t nursing

"The results of the Aged Care Workforce Survey show that workers want more time to care for nursing home residents. Aged care work can be very rewarding, but only when workers have enough time to do a good job." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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Government declares war on nursing home care standards

"The new nursing home standards are clearly about removing every inch of red tape for aged care providers. What is proposed will not keep our most vulnerable aged care recipients safe." said Ellis Blaikie, Policy Coordinator.

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