New vision to transform aged care in Australia
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has affirmed its support for 'Leading the Way - Our Vision for Support and Care of Older Australians', a strategic plan for transformation of aged care services in Australia.
As a founding member of the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA) – and representing providers of care to one in every 10 Australians who receive aged care – CHA is promoting NACA's vision for a fair and sustainable future for the care of older people.
NACA is a coalition of 26 organisations representing consumers, providers, health professionals and unions involved in aged care.
"Every candidate in the Federal Election should make a commitment to adopting this Vision as a foundation for reform," CHA CEO Martin Laverty said. "This plan, developed by the National Aged Care Alliance, puts older people at the centre of the reform process.
"If this vision is implemented by the next government every older Australian will be able to live with dignity and independence in a place of their choosing with a choice of appropriate and affordable support and care services as and when they need them.
"We have worked with consumers, carers, service providers, professional groups and industrial organisations to develop this shared vision for the future support and care of all older Australians. It provides clear advice on how systems and services need to change so that every older Australian can live with dignity and independence."
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