There are more concerning omissions than positive inclusions in this month’s federal budget including no new measures to fix funding in residential aged care, training gaps or the waiting time for services, providers say.
aged care workforce strategy taskforce
Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.
The three aged care peaks are setting up a new leadership group to oversee the implementation of the sector’s workforce strategy.
Acorn Network founder Samantha Bowen is calling on all aged care leaders to read the workforce strategy report and take action today.
The final aged care workforce strategy can be executed in one to three years but the industry should take action immediately, says Professor John Pollaers.
An initiative from the aged care workforce taskforce aims to help industry agree on the priorities to address workforce issues for remote and very remote aged care providers.
Aged care providers, workers and consumers are being encouraged to complete an online survey to have their say on the development of a national workforce strategy for the sector.
Lengthy inquiry recommends consideration of nursing requirements, publication of staff ratios and efforts to tackle pay in aged care.