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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.

We’re fighting for decent Aged Care funding, for reforms that deliver better care, to keep aged care homes open, for more home care support packages, for shorter waiting times, for investment in more staff and professional training, for greater choice of type of care, for more integrated care, for community inclusion, compassion and connection.

PLEDGE
I will fight for our older people

Join our fight for better aged care. Fight because what’s happening now just isn’t good enough. Fight because it’s what our older people deserve.

BETTER AGED CARE

About

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 Action

Taking action doesn’t have to be hard. Here are 2 simple suggestions:

1. Eden Monaro Action

Let’s fight for our older people in the Eden Monaro by-election. Email your local candidate and ask if they will fight for what our older people deserve – decent aged care funding and system reform. To make it easy, we’ve included the emails of some of the candidates below.

Download our sample email letter to help make sure your message is heard.

Kristy McBain – Labor
kristy.mcbain@nswlabor.org.au

Cathy Griff – The Greens
eden-monaro@nsw.greens.org.au

Fiona Kotvojs – Liberal
edenmonaro@nswliberal.org.au

Trevor Hicks – The Nationals
eden-monaro@nswnationals.org.au

2. Share the message

Let’s make sure our older people are not forgotten. Join in the conversation on our Facebook page and share this website with your friends and colleagues.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

I will fight
for our older people.

For our grandparents, brothers, sisters, teachers, nurses, friends. For those who have valued us, I will value them. I will fight for those who find it harder to fight for themselves these days. I will fight for my future self.

 

 

 

 

Fight for Better Aged Care is proudly supported and funded by Catholic Health Australia as part of meeting the organisation’s important advocacy goals.

The campaign is authorised by Patrick Garcia of Catholic Health Australia, 51 Cooyong Street Braddon ACT 2612.

Catholic Health Australia is registered with the independent national regulator of charities, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, under ABN 30 351 500 103.