Name Michael Gravener
Overall stance Supports aged care reform
Q1. Do you support home care that prioritises each individual's need for support? Yes
Comment This should always be the best option.
Q2. Do you support a minimum amount of care per day to be provided in residential care, based on individual care needs? No
Comment We must do better than minimum standards.
Q3. Do you support sufficiently funded and accessible Allied Health Services for older people who receive aged care services, both in the home and in residential care? Yes
Q4. Do you support capping of administration fees for home care providers so more funds are available for direct support? (they are currently between 8% and 35%) Yes
Q5. Do you support the provision of a variety of fresh, nutritious, appetising and appropriate meals in line with the meal choices of aged care residents? Yes
Comment Should that even be a question?
Q6. Do you support keeping the existing Aged Care Assessment process, the existing Regional Assessment Service (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT/ACAS) in public hands? Yes
Comment Profit motives are counter intuitive for optimum care
Q7. Do you support registration of all aged care workers in both residential and in home care settings? Yes
Comment That doesn’t happen now ???
Q8. Do you support a national minimum standard of training for all care staff in both residential and home care? No
Comment I support best practice.
Q9. Do you support at least one Registered Nurse (RN) on duty at all times in an aged care facility? Yes
Comment An absolute must
Q10. Do you support financial transparency of how taxpayer funds are being used in both residential and home care? Yes
Comment Federal ICAC is a must
Q11. Do you support public reporting of complaints including how they are managed and resolved, and public disclosure on whether the provider is meeting or failing quality standards? Yes
Q12. Do you support new Aged Care legislation that prioritises the human rights of older people and mandates quality? Yes
Comment Our older people must receive the best of care
Q13. Do you support the mandatory reporting of serious incidents within a timely manner in both residential and home care? Yes
Any other comments We need to be world’s best practise.