The financial performance of residential aged care facilities has declined further despite this year’s one-off funding boost, a new industry report shows.
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Four out of 10 residential aged care workers are planning to leave the sector within five years because they are overworked, stressed and underpaid, a national worker survey shows.
Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution, Feros Care, Dr Tim Henwood and Carolyn Wallace are among winners of national aged care awards announced this week.
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.
Aged care reforms and urgent action to improve the sector’s viability must go ahead now despite the six-month extension of the royal commission, stakeholders say.
The federal government has announced a 1.4 per cent indexation rise for aged care providers – but aged care peaks say this isn’t enough to cover rising wages.
A new pocket-sized brochure has been launched to assist the aged care workforce in identifying elder abuse.