The Australian Government is growing the home care workforce by 18,000 new personal care workers. $135.6 million will provide additional financial support and incentives for registered nurses.
A single assessment workforce will do all assessments, facilitating quality, consistency and experience.
To grow and upskill the workforce, the government will invest to:
An expanded Rural Locum Assistance Program will ensure continuity of clinical care and leadership, and increase a surge workforce in rural and regional areas.
$105.6 million will improve regulation and worker screening arrangements; government investment will help to attract the right workers to the sector.
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Aged Care Connect is a member of Aged Care Reform Now
Aged Care Reform Now (ACRN):
ACRN aim is to develop sustainable solutions, not amplify problems. ACRN believe it is only by working together – with care recipients, families, staff, aged care providers, peak bodies, health related unions, academics, Health Department bureaucrats, and politicians – that frail older Australians will receive the appropriate care and support they need.
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An individual placement plan is developed for each of our family clients.
The placement plan contains detailed client requirements and family preferences, shortlist of suitable facilities and a timetable of work completed and planned to achieve the successful placement outcome.
Our family clients can request the current status of the tasks on the plan. This formal approach helps with communication between all interested parties, including social workers in the hospital.
We also request feedback from families of our services and where we can continually improve and revise our service for future family clients.
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Covid-19 and the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding quality services in aged care homes.
This has reinforced the benefit to seek independent and experienced assistance when placing your loved one into any aged care home.