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Cosgrove indicates support for staff-to-resident ratios in nursing homes

“At Leading Age Services Australia’s launch of its 3 Million Reasons campaign for more funding for staffing today, retired General Peter Cosgrove indicated that nursing homes should have staff-to-resident ratios, provided there is increased funding to the sector,” said Senior Policy Advisor Charmaine Crowe.

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Good on Ita Buttrose for calling out nursing homes that abuse residents

“CPSA congratulates Ita Buttrose for speaking out about chemical and physical restraint in Australian nursing homes that largely goes unchecked by the regulators”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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Clayton’s pricing regulation: Greedy nursing home operators given green light to exploit residents

Nursing home residents will have next to no protection from price gouging under new consumer protection guidelines proposed by the Department of Health and Ageing for the new fee structure to be implemented in 2014.

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Elder Abuse Helpline welcomed, but how will Catholic Healthcare manage conflicts of interest?

“CPSA welcomes the launch of the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline by the NSW Minister for Ageing, the Hon. Andrew Constance”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.

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Time for Government to stop covering up nursing home subsidy rorts

“CPSA calls on the Government to get rid of secrecy provisions that shield nursing homes from public scrutiny”, said Senior Policy Advisor Charmaine Crowe.

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