Exclusive! Confirmation of governments plan to reintroduce the aged care funding reform bill that in the last parliament would have been the death of allied health if it had passed (luckily it didn’t!)

Exclusive! Confirmation of governments plan to reintroduce the aged care funding reform bill that in the last parliament would have been the death of allied health if it had passed (luckily it didn’t!)

You’ll hear this below from Anika Wells MP (and please watch in full she notes it’s not set in stone) She also says that the An-acc has to get through the senate with its “mystical and strange beasts “ ie cross benchers and The Australian Greens who Senator Janet Rice kindly lodged a petition last time bill came up with 20,000 people calling for separate funding to stop the #deathofalliedhealth

So homes taking advice to do “workforce planning” and other euphemisms to continue to cut physio and allied health hours for older people should be very careful. Lots of people who care about older people in our communities as well as government and department of health are well aware of this, watching and will keep a close eye on what you submit in your aged care financial reports on allied health levels, especially if try to pass off lifestyle and diversion Al therapy or physio assistants as allied health professionals that the reports clearly ask for.

I shared a graph showing these cut levels with Professor Nick hartland from department of health thanking him on 17th June when he answered me publicly saying department was expecting at least 8 minutes resident a day (June 2022 mirus said at 1.73 minutes down from 8 which was called inadequate in 2020 by aged care royal commission” He responded to me last night on this and said

“Yes we will be watching Allied Health minutes very closely, and will consider what action needs to be taken if there is a sustained drop”

Will comment more on soon and update as go at this conference but in the meantime head again to www.alliedagedcar we will post there next steps to stop the #deathofalliedhealth. It’s definitely still not too late!

 

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