Speak out for better aged care staffing
THE Federal Government is giving everyone with an interest in aged care a chance to have their say about future needs and quality of care issues.
Aged care residents, families, carers, workers, service providers, employee organisations are all encouraged to contribute through an online survey to the discussion around both skills and adequate sized aged care workforce.
Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM said, "With Australia's current aged care staffing needs predicted to grow from around 360,000 to almost one million by 2050, skills and workforce development is crucial.
"The online consultation will be complemented by a series of public meetings in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart.
"These will include sessions on senior Australians in aged care, families, carers and their representatives, aged care workers, and aged care providers and services."
The public consultation period is open for five weeks, until March 16, 2018.
To participate in the survey, go to the Department of Health's Consultation Hub.