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Allied health professionals in residential aged care are seeing reduced hours

Changes to the residential aged care funding model took place on October 1, and with this, residents are getting more time with nurses and personal care workers, however a survey from Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) has found that allied health professionals working in nursing homes are experiencing reduced hours since funding model changes. As a result, one in eight allied health professionals have lost their jobs and further 30 per cent are planning to leave the residential aged care sector.

AHPA CEO Bronwyn Morris-Donovan states that we’re seeing serious impacts as a result of the government not setting allied health benchmarks such as minimum allied health minutes or targeted funding.

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