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Keep older Australians safe in aged care

Send a letter to your MP now!

 

It’s been a disastrous year for aged care; from the harrowing details emerging from the royal commission into aged care quality and safety, to the Covid-19 pandemic, the delayed vaccine rollout and its enormous impact on residents, their families and aged care workers like you.

 

   
The aged care system is broken and aged care workers across Australia have been crying out for more staff, more funding going into actual care not profits, and decent jobs. The federal government has failed older Australians, their families and aged care workers and the community is increasingly aware.

The forthcoming Budget is the time the Morrison Government must finally take responsibility for the aged care crisis facing older Australians.

And to make sure it happens, tell your MP: Keep older Australians safe in aged care.

The Morrison Government must address understaffing and heavy workloads that leave aged care workers emotionally and physically exhausted.

The Morrison Government must address insecure jobs that leave aged care workers forced to work two or more jobs just to make ends meet.

It’s not fair older Australians are being rushed to shower, change clothes and finish their meals because aged care workers do not have enough time.

It’s not fair older Australians are left upset by a revolving door of aged care workers because of insecure jobs and high levels of casualisation.

Its’ not fair older Australians are not given the dignity of a conversation in the mornings because aged care workers are rushed caring for so many people.

 

Join us in demanding a care-time guarantee, better wages and career structure, better jobs with enough secure hours to pay the bills and a strong voice in the workplace.

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