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Coalition’s aged care policy: a win for the nursing home industry and a slap in the face for older Australians

“The Coalition’s policy for ‘Healthy Life, Better Ageing’ proposes to relax aged care regulation at a time when there are clear problems of abuse, neglect and premature death in Australian nursing homes”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor.

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Not good enough, Department of Health and Ageing

In response to the ABC’s Lateline program’s recent coverage of egregious cases of poor aged care[1], the Department of Health and Ageing’s response that these cases are the exception to the rule reflects the Department’s refusal to take problems in Australia’s nursing homes seriously.

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Rudd, Abbott, wake up! Nursing homes are killing fields: Lateline reports show deluge of abuse, neglect and premature death

Sunday’s election debate showed that neither future Prime Minister, whether it’s Rudd or Abbott, knew or seemed to care about the obvious state of crisis in which frail, elderly nursing homes residents live out their lives.

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Aged care operators making a mint out of poor care

“Last week Lateline showcased just how poor the care in some nursing homes can be and the brick wall that residents and their families face when trying to get answers from nursing homes and the Department about inadequate care”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Coalition must explain why it supports discrimination in aged care

“The Coalition must explain to older Australians why it supports discrimination by religious aged care providers against older people on the basis of sexuality”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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