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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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of nursing homes will receive just one or two stars in a new five-star aged care rating system after falling short of acceptable standards on measures such as staffing levels and food quality. Source: The Australian.
Catholic Health Australia has defended the record of Tasmania’s largest aged care provider, Southern Cross Care, as it adjusts to a new funding regime and continues to offer care despite the massive financial headwinds facing the sector.