Have your say on aged care

SOUTH West residents are being urged to have their say on a national review of staffing at aged care homes, an issue Forrest MHR Nola Marino has touted as a “top Turnbull Government priority”.

“This issue is raised with me on a regular basis – everyone understands how important appropriately resourced and trained staff are to providing the care our senior Australians deserve,” Mrs Marino said.

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt commissioned a taskforce to conduct research and consultation around the country and is seeking public comment on the subject until March 16.

“Given how quickly the South West is growing and the numbers of our local people who will be needing aged care in the years ahead, it’s important to have our views considered by the taskforce,” Mrs Marino said.

To have your say go to www.consultations.health .gov.au/aged-care-policy or contact the taskforce by emailing ACWSTaskforce@health.gov.au or calling 1800 020 103.

Source: Harvey-Waroona Reporter.