Aged care

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Plans for retirement village in Brisbane area at ‘high likelihood’ of flooding spark disbelief
The site is not far from another village and an aged care centre that were both hit by flooding in February

Eden Gillespie

07, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Labor to advocate for ‘significant’ pay rise for Australia’s aged care sector, Anika Wells says
Albanese government says it is committed to pay for any increase ordered by Fair Work Commission, with unions calling for 25%

Paul Karp

07, Aug, 2022 @1:19 AM

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Does the Albanese government want to be the one that stripped older Australians of their rights? | Sarah Russell
Granting aged care providers an immunity provision relating to restraint practices is unjust. But there is an alternative

Sarah Russell

03, Aug, 2022 @3:34 AM

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‘Virtual’ nurses may be needed to meet 24/7 aged care staff mandate, top health executive says
Former health department chief Martin Bowles says staffing crisis will get ‘harder and harder’ and sector at risk of collapse

Sarah Martin and Josh Butler

02, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Aged care sector warns ADF assistance not enough to address ‘stark’ staff shortages
Unions and providers welcome one-month extension of workforce support but say tens of thousands of aged care workers unavailable

Josh Butler and Christopher Knaus

25, Jul, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Aged care minister urges states and territories not to drop Covid control measures in sector
Anika Wells’ call for mask mandates and infection control measures to be kept comes as NSW relaxes vaccine rules for aged care visitors

Christopher Knaus

14, Jul, 2022 @6:10 AM

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Covid deaths in aged care reach almost 100 a week as active cases surge across Australia
Rising case numbers and death rates prompt fears that two-thirds of providers could be grappling with outbreaks in next six weeks

Christopher Knaus

13, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Experts and vulnerable Australians urge politicians to follow medical advice on Covid measures including masks
Victorian health minister asked to ‘please, please, please do more to support our healthcare system and limit the next wave of Covid’

Melissa Davey Medical editor

13, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Aged care is in crisis’: battling to keep community nursing homes in the bush
Affected by funding shortfalls and staff shortages, regional not-for-profit facilities are struggling to survive

Clare McCabe

09, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Worse than we thought’: Labor says urgent reform needed to fix aged care crisis
Anika Wells says government has inherited ‘an absolute mess’ and will need to manage sector’s short-term pressures and long-term financial viability

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

06, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Extra 3,000 deaths in Australia in first two months of 2022 due to Covid, report says
Australia’s Health report also finds 30% of Covid-related deaths since start of pandemic occurred in residential aged care

Melissa Davey

06, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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New Covid outbreak at St Basil’s aged care home in Melbourne
Fifteen test positive while Fawkner facility faces charges over 2020 outbreak that left 45 residents dead

Benita Kolovos

06, Jul, 2022 @12:32 AM

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