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Aged Care

Aged care reforms will require 25,000 new workers over two years

Around-the-clock nursing in aged care and mandated time spent caring for each nursing home resident will create a shortfall of about 25,000 workers in two years’ time. Source: The Age.

Aged Care

VincentCare to exit in-home aged care in Victoria

VincentCare and its parent organisation St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria has made the “difficult decision” to cease its involvement in Home Care Packages due to “significant changes” to Commonwealth Government aged-care funding. Source: ABC News.

Aged Care

Right to unpaid carer leave would affect very few: Productivity Commission

Working Australians with an elderly loved one would prefer more flexible employment arrangements than a newly enshrined right to extended unpaid carer leave, the Productivity Commission says. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care

Aged care workers get early pay rise

The Fair Work Commission yesterday awarded a 15 per cent pay rise for aged care workers from June 30, bringing forward the 5 per cent increase that was due to commence from July 2024. Source: Inside Ageing.

Aged Care

More cash needed to clear in-home care backlog, providers say

Aged care providers are calling on the Albanese Government to deliver an immediate cash injection of $850 million to pay for undelivered home-care packages. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care Pacific

Catholic sector’s ‘Pacific remedy’ to ease workforce crisis in aged care

The Federal Government should introduce industry-wide visa sponsorships for the aged care sector to help plug a huge workforce shortage, says Catholic Health Australia.

Aged Care

Catholic sector calls for wealthy to pay more for aged care

Wealthier Australians should contribute more for their aged care to make sure providers can remain open and the sector can survive to provide for those who can least afford it, says Catholic Health Australia.

Aged Care

Minister defends delay to aged care pay rises

Aged Care Minister Anika Wells has defended the delay in increasing aged care workers’ pay, saying the Government has to ensure it is being fiscally “responsible” before spending billions of dollars on wage rises. Source: The Australian.

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One in 10 aged care homes ranked as substandard

Nearly one in every 10 aged care homes in Australia is substandard, according to the Commonwealth’s new rating system, while only 20 of the nation’s facilities received the maximum five stars. Source: The Age.