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.

"The proposal, announced by the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt, constitutes a further hollowing out of an already insufficient system.

"CPSA is very concerned that specific requirements around dental care, continence management and palliative care – among other areas of clinical care – have been stripped from the proposed Single Aged Care Quality Framework.

"CPSA calls for a comprehensive set of Aged Care Standards where compliance is assessed objectively. Unless the Quality Framework is squarely focused on the clinical outcomes of care recipients, then it is not measuring quality of care at all and will remain simply a tick-box exercise for aged care providers." said Ms Blaikie.

Media Contact: Ellis Blaikie, Policy Coordinator
Mobile: 0434 513 801

Here is a link to Minister Wyatt's media release.