A lack of staff to provide basic care to residents is the most pressing concern of 90 percent of aged care workers, a national survey has found.
aged care workforce strategy
The federal budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
Acorn Network founder Samantha Bowen is calling on all aged care leaders to read the workforce strategy report and take action today.
An industry-led voluntary code of practice is central to 15 recommendations the workforce taskforce has proposed to aged care stakeholders at a national summit this week.
Everyone working in aged care is being encouraged to complete an online survey on how they feel about working in the sector.
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.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.