The Federal government has announced that from August 12 to September
30, up to 250 general duties personnel from the Australian Defence Force
will be deployed throughout the country to support aged care facilities
that are understaffed due to the COVID-19 outbreaks that have occurred
Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) Interim Chief
Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Sadler welcomes the assistance from the
ADF, however believes it is not enough. In fact, in residential aged
care, there’s a shortage of about 27,000 workers, and another 15,000 for
in home care.
Residential aged care providers have the responsibility of keeping staff
and clients safe, however since the pandemic has started, we have seen
more than 1,000 facilities across Australia battle from outbreaks
resulting in tens of thousands of deaths.
It is important to remember that it is still possible to move back home
from aged care facilities. In home care providers like Gratitude In-home
Care can provide in home services for all needs.
For information about our services visit our website at gihc.com.au,
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