In the government’s attempt to reform the sector, it also cast a negative light upon it, says Bupa Care Services’ Paul Gregersen.
Alzheimer’s Australia is pleased that Alzheimer’s disease has finally received the attention it deserves. But, it is still concerned that more is needed to increase and improve dementia-related ressearch.
After years of frustrated attempts, the key to achieving structural reform for the aged care system seems to have been broad unity and consensus among the many stakeholders. According to the Minister, it’s been essential.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has thanked the 1,600 dementia advocates who sent her a heart shaped postcard requesting greater action and more funding, on Valentine’s day 2012.
Alzheimer’s Australia wants more than 100,000 Valentine’s Day campaign postcards, calling for dementia-specific government funding, to flood the letterboxes of federal parliamentarians. The V-day hitlist includes the PM herself, Tony Abbott and Penny Wong
If Australian governments don’t cough up their ‘fair share’ of money needed to fund the recently awarded SACS worker wage increases, providers could be forced to cut staff or services to pay for it themselves.
The recent FWA equal remuneration sets a legal precedent which could be used to increase the wages of aged care workers performing ‘caring duties’.
Shortly after Minister Butler’s promotion was announced, he addressed the media and answered questions on what the political move means to him. Read the transcript of his speech, the media’s questions and the minister’s responses.
An overwhelming majority of aged care nurses will leave their job of choice if wages do not increase, a new survey has found.
Here’s the text of what Prime Minister Julia Gillard said when she addressed SACS workers today and announced her government’s funding commitment to SACS wage increases.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made a landmark announcement today, pledging her government’s committment to filling the wages gap between SACS workers and men in similar or comparable jobs in other industries.
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, believes that public opinion is very much in favour of aged care reform.