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Nurses and care workers call for urgent action in aged care
7 August - Today, on Aged Care Employee Day, the ANMF (SA Branch) has written an open letter calling on the Federal Government to act now to ensure older Australians in aged care receive the care they desperately need and deserve.
ANMF calls for the federal government's paid pandemic leave to be extended to ‘all aged care workers
4 August - The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called for the Federal Government’s Paid Pandemic Leave to be extended to all aged care workers who need to get tested and self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19
Paid pandemic leave for aged care workers
29 July - The ANMF (SA Branch) welcomes last night’s preliminary decision by the Fair Work Commission to grant paid pandemic leave to employees who work in the aged care sector.
Share your experience of restraints in residential aged care
24 July - Working in residential aged care? Your views on physical and chemical restraints are needed to help inform a legislated review of their use, by Friday 14 August 2020.
Win for country members
23 July - Members at Yorketown Hospital members recently took action to resolve serious WHS concerns after multiple of acts of physical aggression towards staff members from a dementia patient.
Aged care in critical need of transparency
9 July - In South Australia we’ve seen aged care providers attempt to scale back staff during COVID times by restructuring rosters and reducing hours.
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
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