Aged Care

Access to quality aged care when required should be available to everyone who needs it at an affordable price. People should be able to access adequate care within their own homes, with nursing home care being a last resort for those with high care, complex needs. 

Mandatory staff to resident ratios should be used in aged care facilities to ensure quality of care and lifestyle of residents are achieved and maintained. These ratios must be based on the care needs and clinical acuity of residents.

The accreditation process must be overhauled to ensure that aged care providers provide a level of care that meets the needs of residents, based on an objective assessment of the care outcomes experienced by residents.

CPSA is fundamentally opposed to forcing people who have no other significant assets to sell or reverse mortgage their home to pay for residential or community aged care.

Read CPSA's full aged care policy here

Aged care puts profits before people

Australia's largest for-profit aged care providers are receiving billions in public money and are paying minimal tax, but cry poor at any mention of mandating staff-to-resident ratios. Something doesn't add up.

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New Aged Care Quality Commission

The Government has announced the creation of a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which will replace the Aged Care Quality Agency (which audits nursing homes) and the office of the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner.

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Budget 2018: Aged Care

Aged care was supposed to be a big winner in the Budget, but this promise has fallen flat on its face.

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Unannounced audits in aged care

All residential aged care facilities will now be subject to unannounced visits from auditors, in the hope that this will improve care standards.

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Court slaps down illegal nursing home charges

When it comes to nursing homes the news is rarely good, so CPSA is very pleased to report on a judgment by the Federal Court on nursing home accommodation charges.

Read more: Court slaps down illegal nursing home charges