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Home Care in the news

Welcome to the home care in the news update, where the latest news on home care is collated for your reading!

Pressure mounts to review home care supplement

"The government’s Dementia and Cognition Supplement aims to support seniors living at home with dementia – but just a third of the expected recipients are getting it, raising questions about barriers to access."

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State Upper House Inquiry into Elder Abuse

Last Monday, Assistant Secretary Mel Gatfield appeared at the NSW Upper House inquiry into elder abuse with representatives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, the Health Services Union, and the Australian Services Union. Mel spoke about the need for care workers to come together for proper mandatory training and that providers should have clear guidelines on what to do when elder abuse occurs.

The members of the inquiry were very interested in our submission. The report should be out in a couple of months, we will keep you posted.

You can read Sophie Cotsis MLC's editorial on Elder Abuse in the Daily Telegraph below.

Sophie Cotsis MLC's editorial on Elder Abuse

 

Sector responds to revamped course for care workers

"After years of debate, the certificate III in aged care has been replaced with a common qualification across aged care and disability, while mandated work placements have been put in place. But is it enough to address longstanding sector concerns?"

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