The Australian Government is putting security, dignity, quality and humanity back into aged care. This is in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report.
The aged care reforms will create a system that:
makes sure there is a registered nurse in every aged care home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
provides an average of 215 minutes of care per day for aged care residents
includes a pay rise for aged care workers
is simpler to navigate, with face-to-face services to find care
provides better food for aged care residents
makes providers accountable for the government funding they spend
caps the amount home care recipients can be charged in administration and management fees, with monthly reporting.
In the Engagement Hub, you can get involved in the reforms and help drive change in aged care in Australia.
We need your help to create an aged care system in which we can all be confident.
You can also register for the aged care sector newsletter here.