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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 for all older Australians.

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.




Decent Aged Care and system reform

I write to you today as a voter from the suburb of "Your Suburb will go here" who is concerned about the crisis facing our older people.

I am concerned our older people are still not receiving the care that they deserve. I am concerned that we have aged care homes on the brink of collapse. I am concerned that passionate aged care staff, who have gone over and above during COVID19, are undertrained, overworked and underpaid. I am concerned that our older people have to wait too long for the home care support they need.

I am asking whether you as the leader of your party are willing to fight for better care of our aged - for reforms that deliver better care for our older people? Will you help ensure families are able to choose the aged care services they need when they need them? Will you support investment to deliver more and better skilled and better paid aged care workers? Will you commit funding that ensures high quality care and support and an aged care sector the public can continue to trust in?

If successful in this Federal Election, will you fight for what our older people deserve?

Thank you for taking the time to attend to my letter, and I look forward to your response.


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 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, 60 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601

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.