On the advice of the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sonya Bennett, in consultation with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the Victorian Chief Health Officer, it is now been determined as appropriate for residential aged care providers in Victoria to commence transitioning out of single site arrangements.
Locking down residential aged care facilities has been seen by many providers during the pandemic as the only means of shielding residents from the incoming tidal wave of COVID-19 infections. But it's an intervention that has had serious side effects. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.
About 80 per cent of Australians do not know about an important change to superannuation that could see them tied to a fund for life from today, being stuck in a poor fund that could cost them up to $230,000.
A combination of low, stagnant wages and lack of affordable housing is making life hard for aged care workers across the country. Everybody’s Home spokesperson Kate Colvin tells Aged Care News that lack of affordable housing supply is at the heart of the problem.
COVID-19 booster shots are expected to be available in a matter of weeks for all Australians aged 18 and over, after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received provisional approval by the Therapeutics Goods Administration Wednesday morning.