Recent submissions are calling for a shake-up of aged care for Stolen Generations, research into effective staff-to-resident ratios and a regulatory framework that better supports provider viability.
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The aged care peaks have welcomed a joint call from Australia’s doctors and nurses for aged care funding and reforms now, but not pleas for staff ratios.
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Aged care peaks welcome the initiatives announced in last night’s federal budget but say it is a missed opportunity to address the urgent issues in the aged care sector.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
Doctors’ groups have welcomed the additional $98 million to increase payments to general practitioners visiting aged care residents announced in the Government’s half yearly budget update.
A parliamentary inquiry has called for legislation to ensure aged care facilities have at least one registered nurse on site at all times and a review of funding to assess its adequacy to meet residents’ needs.
Publishing staffing ratios with relevant data and context is required so people seeking aged care can make informed decisions, submissions into the recent staffing ratio inquiry shows.
Australia’s peak doctors’ group is calling on the Commonwealth to fund a quality aged care workforce following the release of a member survey that raises concerns over doctors cutting back on facility visits, a lack of trained nurses and inadequate financial compensation.
Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
The Australian Medical Association has called on the Commonwealth Government to urgently improve access to fast and reliable internet in rural, regional and remote Australia.
In this story: senior appointments at digital health agency; Baker & McKenzie appoints new healthcare head; and Tunstall Australia MD re-elected to MTAA board.
Peak bodies have hit back at “concerning” cuts to the Aged Care Funding Instrument announced in last night’s Federal Budget, which will see government save $1.2 billion over four years.