CHA has hired a new staff member to join the aged care team under Director Nick Mersiades. Paul Linden joins as Senior Policy Advisor this week.
Catholic Health Australia welcomes the release of a further 6,150 home care packages and urges the Federal Government to increase the pace so that older Australians needing care and support are not missing out or receiving fewer services than they require .
Catholic Health Australia’s pilot for an aged care awareness-raising campaign during the Eden Monaro by-election on NSW’s South Coast is ramping up. With just over a week to before the polls close CHA has unveiled a suite of ads across radio, print and social media. Corflute posters have been placed in some polling booths - such as the one pictured in Bega Showgrounds - to prompt the community to lobby candidates to commit to better aged care. You can read more about the campaign here and see the YouTube ads and Facebook ads.
More than eight out of ten people in the Eden-Monaro region want the Federal Government to provide the aged care system with more funding, according to a new poll.
The poll is part of a new campaign, Fight for Better Aged Care, being launched in the region this week to raise awareness of Australia’s broken aged care system and to improve the quality of life for thousands of older Australians.
The successful formation program for executive leaders, the Ministry Leadership Program, has officially transferred from Catholic Health Australia to the Australian Catholic University as part of the next chapter in its development in Australia.
Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, today welcomed the release of a key report calling for an overhaul of palliative care services in Australia.
Catholic Health Australia is calling for changes that will allow young Australians to stay on the parents’ health insurance plans for longer to mitigate the current health insurance crisis.
Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, welcomes the expansion of elective surgery but urges the Morrison Government to ramp up its efforts for a co-ordinated and systemic approach to managing the expected spike in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).
The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations.The Code creates a nationaly consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of COVID-19 spreading the virus.
The peak body representing the Catholic aged care sector welcomes the latest announcement of more government funding to help residential aged care providers combat the spread of COVID-19 among the most vulnerable in our community.