On 16 September 2018, the Australian Government announced a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. The Royal Commission is looking at the quality of residential and in-home aged care and will provide a final report by 26 February 2021.
A consortium of aged care industry stakeholders has quietly submitted a consensus statement in support of higher wages for aged care workers as part of the Fair Work Commission’s review of ‘work value’ in the sector.
The royal commission recommended that dental care become an integrated part of the aged care healthcare system, yet the government has failed to move on the commissioners’ two key recommendations. How important do you think it is for our elderly?
Aged care workers are questioning if the providers will be able to achieve the royal commission’s recommended target of 3.3 hours of care per resident per day, if implemented, while others are asking where the new staff will come from?