Ask the Morrison government to mandate staff ratio laws

It’s a crisis that shames us.
We’re continuing our campaign for real change in aged care.

To see immediate action, we need the Morrison Government to:

  1. Mandate staffing ratios – minimum staffing levels and skills mix
  2. Legislate requirements for clinical governance, leadership and expertise
  3. Legislate transparency and accountability measures
  4. Guarantee workforce capacity and capability
  5. Registration of unregulated care-workers

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

We are not able to provide a person-centred model of care, or ensure quality of life for our residents - we don’t have time.

Aged Care Nurse

I had to help lift him onto the toilet and shower him after he soiled himself due to there being limited staff available to assist.

Daughter of Aged Care Resident

The patients are often soiled and have chronic wounds or conditions that go undressed and untreated, as there is only 1 RN for over 100 patients.

Paramedic

It is just so unfair that residents suffer. Staff who want to care cannot because of time restraints.
They are exhausted, burnt-out and suffering chronic stress much of the time.

Aged Care Nurse

He has a motor neurone disease and is not able to do anything for himself.
The carers are great but can’t do their job efficiently when extremely understaffed.

Wife of Aged Care Resident