Petition calls for stronger aged care act and financial transparency

Join us to work on sustainable solutions

We need to listen to older people and families with lived experiences of the aged care system. It is only by listening that older Australians will receive the care and support they need.

We welcome like minded, motivated, solution focused people to join our Facebook group. There, you can:

  • Hear from people like you with similar experiences of the system.
  • Keep up to date with a wide range of aged care reform activity, from us, our partners, and the government.
  • Provide feedback and participate in consultation for our submissions to government.

Our Mission

Aged Care Reform Now is a non-partisan grassroots group driven by older people and families who have personal experiences with aged care. We receive no government funding. Our aim is to highlight failures in the system and to offer solutions. 

Our vision is a collaborative, transparent and effectively regulated aged care system that is focused on the human rights and quality of life of older people as their needs change.

We aim to achieve meaningful and sustainable improvements in the aged care system through respectful dialogue with key stakeholders. We work for our community of older people and their families, and with staff, peak bodies, unions, academics, providers, health bureaucrats, and politicians.

Aged Care Reform Now advocates for:

  • A new Aged Care Act that focuses on the human rights of older people
  • Effective regulation
  • Financial transparency
  • Increased staffing levels and skill mix
  • Disclosure of performance indicators
  • Public access of regulator’s spot-check reports
  • Public reporting of complaints including how they were managed and resolved
  • Mandatory reporting of elder abuse
  • Home care that prioritises each individual’s need for support
  • Working with older people and families when designing aged care services

Governments have repeatedly ignored key recommendations from inquiries and reviews. The Federal government must act on the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The government should not give more money to aged care providers without fundamental reform of the system. Without financial transparency, the public has no way of knowing how providers spend billions of dollars of government subsidies. 

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