Safety first in aged care, not profit

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) today told the Senate Community Affairs References Committee that the pursuit of profit must not be allowed to put our vulnerable elderly at increased risk. Providing evidence to the Committee’s inquiry on ‘Effectiveness of the aged care quality assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor…

Royal Commission into Aged Care – nurses are valuable to aged care workforce

On behalf of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), Ageing Policy Chapter Chair Professor Deborah Parker MACN, presented evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide yesterday. The primary recommendations from ACN’s submission to the Royal Commission include calling for: Unlicensed health care workers (however titled) to be regulated A…