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Aged Care Retention Bonus – write to your employer
1 July - The ANMF (SA Branch) is encouraging aged care and personal care workers to write to their employer asking for written confirmation that they have applied for the COVID-19 Retention Bonus.
Calls for mandated minimum staffing levels for residential aged care
17 June - In February our ‘Ratios for Aged Care’ campaign reached a major milestone...when recommendations by Senior Counsel Assisting, Mr Peter Rozen QC, to the Aged Care Royal Commissioners included mandated minimum staffing levels and skills mix
Stop the elder abuse
15 June - Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a day designated by the United Nations Generally Assembly in 2011 to highlight globally and voice opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on some of our older generations.
The importance of respecting Elders
15 June - Today, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the State Government’s Office for Ageing Well is launching a new campaign to raise awareness about the rights of older Aboriginal people and the importance of respect for Elders, connection and commun
Aged care staffing ‘horrifying’
9 June - An Australian expert has called for forensic accountants to be engaged to investigate how Australian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) spend their money, according to an InSight+ report by Caitlin Wright, in response to what has been
Government breaks another promise to aged care workers
9 June - The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Federal Government has broken another promise to aged care workers at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 - by taxing their ‘retention bonu
Nursing a wish to see more Indigenous health care workers
29 May - ANMEC Cultural Awareness Educator David ‘Tarnda’ Copley is heartened by the increased numbers of Aboriginal children in schools and those finishing Year 12.
Regulating aged care workers
28 May - The Department of Health is seeking feedback on a scheme for regulating aged care workers.
$57 million boost for palliative care
28 May - The Federal Government has, during National Palliative Care Week, announced it will provide $57.2 million to improve palliative care in aged care facilities in a deal that requires the states and territories to match funding provided by the
From fitness to home support
26 May - Jodie's career in care Since starting her career in the aged care sector as a home support worker three years ago, Jodie Grant has always wanted to improve her skills to help the people in her care even more.
ANMF guidelines for aged care visits
14 May - The ANMF has responded to a national code for visiting aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic by developing its own guidelines.
No increases in aged care nursing staff during COVID-19
12 May - Up to 80 per cent of nursing staff at aged care homes have reported no increases in care staff at their facility to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak, according to an ANMF survey.
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