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Older Australians living in aged care should pay for their everyday expenses if they can afford to, in order to ensure the sector remains sustainable, says a peak industry body said. Source: The Australian.
Two Melbourne Catholic organisations plan to merge in order to increase their reach to support older men at risk of homelessness. Source: VMCH.
Catholic Health Australia has applauded the results of the first month of reporting on the Commonwealth’s 24/7 aged care registered nursing requirements.
All taxpayers must stump up more, potentially through a new levy, and wealthier older Australians will need to dip into their private savings to lift the quality of aged care, a new proposal put to the Albanese Government warns. Source: The Australian.
Older Australians who can afford to are likely to be paying more for their nursing home accommodation and everyday living expenses after a key aged care taskforce reached broad consensus on the policy change. Source: The Australian.
Amid a sector-wide crisis in financial sustainability, Catholic Health Australia says aged care providers are still wondering when hundreds of millions of dollars of emergency COVID expenses will be reimbursed.
A unique social enterprise café on Victoria’s surf coast has become a thriving community hub for aged care residents, trainees with disability and young customers. Source: VMCH.
Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy yesterday blessed the start of construction on Mercy Haven, a $42 million aged care home facility in Rockhampton. Source: Mercy Connect.
Labor has been directed to fund only 11.5 per cent of its 15 per cent pay rise for nurses in aged care, as the Federal Government’s independent pricing adviser excluded one in four nurses in its calculation for the Fair Work wage boost. Source: The Australian.