Dementia residents suffer under poor staffing numbers

Low ratios of nursing staff in residential aged care facilities is taking a toll on the care provided to residents living with dementia, according to a report released by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) today. The report ‘Who Cares? Dementia Care in NSW Residential Aged Care Facilities’ highlights the importance of safe staffing […]

More funds needed for aged care – ANMF

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has described a new initiative to assist and support people in nursing homes living with Dementia as a “step in the right direction” but says the Abbott Government must do more to ensure elderly vulnerable Australians receive quality care. The $54.5 million package over four years utilises redirected […]

Axing dementia funding hurts elderly

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined other aged care industry stakeholders in expressing disappointment over the Abbott Government’s axing of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. ANMF Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas, said the abolishment of the $16 a day supplement, introduced as part of the Labor Government’s Living Longer, Living Better aged […]

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