Safer at Home is calling on the Federal Government to ensure no one is forced to wait longer than 30 days for the home care package they are assessed to need, by funding an additional 60,000 home care packages in this Budget.
The peak consumer body for older Australians, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, today welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s special report into COVID-19 and called for dedicated funding in Tuesday’s Budget to facilitate increased visits to people living in residential aged care.
The 10 shared principles will help all older Australians get the support they choose, when and where they need it and be treated with dignity and respect, by an aged care workforce that is trained and equipped to provide the standard of care older Australians and their families expect and deserve.
COTA Australia’s Chief Executive, Ian Yates, expressed COTA’s deep concern that the objective work of the expert Retirement Income Review is being politicised before the public has even had the chance to look at it.
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia has today urged the Federal Government to provide an additional $750 stimulus payment to pensioners in consideration of the increased costs incurred due to COVID-19.
While certain aged-care providers will doubtlessly be found guilty of terrible failures, the system that allowed them to let older Australians die due to neglect of standards must also be addressed. It now needs to radically and fundamentally change.