Cath news report- A group of faith-based aged-care providers are telling the Federal Government that "immediate action" is required in caring for the elderly, said The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic Health Australia chief executive officer Martin Laverty and representatives from Anglicare, Uniting Care and the Aged-Care Association of Australia, which make up The Campaign for the Care of Older Australians, met last week at the offices of the Sydney archdiocese, said the report.
"In the lead-up to the election we made the case to Government that aged-care urgently needed attention," Mr Laverty said.
"Three steps need to be taken. The first step is older Australians need to be given choice in the type of services they can access.
"The second step is the disadvantaged and vulnerable need to be given preference in assistance so that those in socio-economic disadvantage don't miss out on the care they need.
"The third step is that aged-care providers need to be put on a sustainable footing because at the moment about half of aged-care providers around Australia are in financial vulnerability."
He continued: "In the meeting we renewed our call on the Australian Government to prioritise aged-care reform."