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. 

Click here to see if your local federal member has pledged to support ratios in aged care!  

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Latest updates

  • Royal Commission hearings underway
    Published: 19 February 2019

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has officially kicked off, with formal hearings commencing in February.
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  • We’ve been busy talking to community about our plans to fix aged care
    Published: 19 February 2019

    We’ve been taking our campaign for legislated nurse to resident ratios in aged care on the road over the past few weeks.
    Read more

  • Aged Care Royal Commission: The answer is simple
    Published: 18 January 2019

    Today marks the first session of the federal government’s Royal Commission into Aged Care.
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  • Aged Care Royal Commission update
    Published: 17 January 2019

    The Aged Care Royal Commission will officially kick off on Friday 18 January with a preliminary hearing.
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  • New aged care watchdog
    Published: 17 January 2019

    The new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission officially launched on 2 January 2019.
    Read more

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