Promises...Promises...Promises...

22 Jun 2016 1:05 PMDPT DPT
Promises...Promises...Promises...

Aged Care Election promises are coming in thick and fast at the moment. How will they affect you as a care worker?

 

Aged Care Election promises are coming in thick and fast at the moment.

Medicare changes, Superannuation promises, Disease education programmes, the list goes on.

 

Two of the bigger announcements for Aged Care are:

“Coalition to fund Special Dementia Units for severe behaviours”

and

“Labour to spend $35 million for Palliative Care"

 

Whether these promises actually happen is a waiting game post election day.

 

It’s interesting to look at this webpage, Promise Tracker, by ABC News to view the last Election promise tally.  The ABC calculated promises broken, stalled, in progress and delivered from the 2013 election to the 2016 Election. Of course it’s based on the ABC’s criteria according to their biases.

 

Work is a major part of your life and new programmes and funding changes can directly affect you and your workplace.

Will these election promises really be delivered and how will they affect your job in the Aged Care Industry?