Ratios for Aged Care
Over the past 13 years, chronic understaffing has seen a 400% increase in preventable deaths of elderly Australians in aged care. Hundreds have died from falls, choking and suicide.
Hard-pressed nurses and care staff do their best in impossible circumstances, but they are run off their feet and can’t provide the care they want to.
Meanwhile, aged care providers racked up over $1 billion in profits last year. At the same time, thousands of nursing hours were cut.
Our call for ratios in aged care
Currently, there are no legislated ratios for aged care and no laws to ensure our elderly get the care they need.
It’s time for our federal politicians to legislate ratios for aged care now!
Who's pledged to support ratios in aged care?
Aged care workers are bravely speaking out about the chronic understaffing in our aged care facilities, but we need our federal politicians to legislate minimum nurse-to-resident ratios in aged care now.
to see if your local federal member has pledged to support ratios in aged care!