As a community, we’ve talked about it for a long time. But in reality, to make change happen, we have to fight for it.
For reforms that deliver more and better skilled and better paid aged care workers; for families to be able to choose the aged care services they need when they need them; for funding that allows us to deliver high quality care and support; for better access to the health system, and for an aged care sector that the public can continue to trust in.
This Federal Election
let’s fight to make sure our older people are not forgotten.
It has been one year since the Royal Commission into Aged Care, yet the crisis facing our older people remains. Help us take action now in this Federal Election.
Email the leaders of the major political parties and ask them if they will support the fight for better care of our aged, for decent funding and aged care system reform.
It’s easy to do. Just follow steps below.
BETTER AGED CARE
We are a community of people who are fighting for better care of our aged. How we care for our older people is a fundamental test of any civilised society. Any normal society. However, there are some things happening right now that just shouldn’t be normal.
BETTER AGED CARE
It shouldn’t be normal that almost half of our aged care residents don’t receive visitors. It shouldn’t be normal that people living with dementia don’t receive the care they need. It shouldn’t be normal that passionate staff are undertrained. It shouldn’t be normal that underpaid staff are over worked. It shouldn’t be normal that our older people are dying waiting for home care packages. It shouldn’t be normal that many aged care homes are on the brink of collapse. It shouldn’t be normal that we spend less than other countries caring for our elderly. It shouldn’t be normal that over a certain age, people start to become invisible, even forgotten. It shouldn’t be normal… but somehow it is.
We believe it’s time for a new normal, because what is normal now just isn’t good enough. We can and must do better. Fight for better aged care with us.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
I will fight
for our older people.