15 February 2021
It’s time to care about aged care.
That is the tagline of a new campaign launched by the Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC), a new national coalition joined by more than a thousand aged care providers who are calling on politicians to take action to ensure better standards and funding.
The calls are accompanied by a report that lays bare the industry’s problems, almost two weeks ahead of the expected release of the final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
‘After 20 years of missed opportunities, Australia cannot let the release of the final royal commission report later this month pass without taking real action,’ Aged and Community Services Australia CEO and AACC representative Patricia Sparrow said.
‘Enough is enough: Australia should no longer accept the drip-feed of piecemeal rescue packages and ad-hoc changes.’