Vote Labor to fix aged care

After years of inaction, a plan to fix the crisis in aged care is on the horizon.

If elected, an Albanese Labor Government will implement crucial recommendations of the Aged Care Royal Commission including legislated staff ratios, a registered nurse 24/7, improved wages, funding transparency and food quality standards.

The Morrison government’s aged care policies fall well short of the Royal Commission's recommendations and will not fix the crisis.

When it comes to aged care reform this election, the choice couldn't be clearer. To rebuild the aged care sector and enable nurses and carers to provide the levels of care residents deserve, the Morrison government must be voted out.

Labor will make aged care ratios law

Federal Labor's pledge to fix aged care includes major reforms that will deliver better working conditions for staff and improved care for residents.

 

Jocelyn Hofman, Registered Nurse in aged care

“I’m beyond words because I know just how much of a difference having all of these promises will make to aged care workers, our residents and our communities. We have been fighting hard for this to come to fruition and I’m excited to have some renewed hope.”

 

Linda Hardman, Assistant in Nursing in aged care

“Finally, we’ve got our hope back because someone has actually listened and mapped out a way to restore the dignity and respect aged care really deserves. We give our best to our jobs and the residents in our care, but the sector has been ignored for too long. Having staffing ratios would make an enormous difference and we’re stoked it’s now a possibility.”

Two different futures for Aged Care

How Federal Labor’s aged care commitments improve staffing

The Australian Labor Party have committed to introducing RNs 24/7 by 2023, mandating a minimum 215 care minutes per resident per day with 44 minutes provided by Registered Nurses. This will mean at least 20% of the skills mix will be provided by RNs.

Each facility will determine how to roster the 215 minutes of care per resident. This would become the legal minimum of care minutes in aged care facilities and does not prevent aged care providers from rostering above the minimum.

Find out what the staff to resident ratio at your facility could look like under Federal Labor’s proposed minimum staffing levels.

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