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Aged Care

Catholic sector welcomes Government’s decision to establish taskforce

Catholic Health Australia has applauded the Albanese Government’s decision to establish a new aged care taskforce, describing it as a vital step towards resolving the great unanswered funding question left by the aged care royal commission.

Aged Care

Government launches taskforce to solve funding crisis in aged care sector 

With half of Australia’s aged care facilities operating at a loss, Labor will unleash a new taskforce to work out how the sector can be made financially sustainable. Source: Daily Telegraph.

Aged Care

Just one in 10 nursing homes meeting rules on care time

Fewer than 10 per cent of Australia’s nursing homes have enough care workers to meet the new Government-mandated staffing requirements coming into effect in July, aged care analysis has found. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care

Labor launches ‘national conversation’ about cost of health services

Australians are being asked whether they would prefer to pay more tax or pay more for their own care in a Labor plan to make services for the elderly, people with disability and veterans more financially viable. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care Ecology

Aged care group joins Church’s drive to ‘protect our common home’

Catholic aged care group Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT is the latest organisation to join the Church’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

Aged Care Budget Foreign Aid

Commitments to aged care ‘centrepiece of a positive Budget’

Catholic Health Australia and Caritas Australia have welcomed key commitments for the aged care sector and regional aid in the Albanese Government’s Budget.

Aged Care

Aged care funding to save homes from going under: Catholic Health Australia

Catholic Health Australia says new aged care funding supporting 15 per cent higher wages for 250,000 care staff was a “game changer” for the sector and would likely keep sinking nursing homes afloat. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care Budget

Aged care workers to receive 15 per cent pay rise in budget

More than 250,000 aged care staff – including nurses, carers, cooks and home care workers – will receive 15 per cent pay rises from July 1 under an $11.3 billion package in next Tuesday’s federal Budget. Source: The Australian.

Aged Care

Major providers push for rich to pay more for aged care

The Albanese Government has commissioned advice on a possible overhaul of the financial model for the aged care sector, which would force wealthy Australians to pay more for services in a bid to underwrite the ­sector’s viability. Source: The Australian.