Catholic Health Australia's senior aged care policy adviser Nick Mersiades has conducted an analysis of the Government's aged care reforms announced on April 20, 2012. Click here to access the document.
The Australian Cost of Residential Aged Care Research, released on February 2, 2012, was conducted by accountancy firm Grant Thornton Australia. The study examined the costs of building and operating aged care facilities and revealed a funding deficit of up to $62 per bed per day for operators, casting doubts over the sustainability of the aged care sector.
Catholic Health Australia was one of the sponsors of the study, along with Aged Care Association of Australia, Aged and Community Services Australia, Aged Care Association South Australia, Australian Unity, Aged Care Association Australia NSW and Aged & Community Care Victoria.
The Productivity Commission's final report Caring for Older Australians was released by the Commonwealth Government for public consultation in August 2011. The report contains far-reaching recommendations for reform of Australia's aged care system.
Catholic Health Australia's initial analysis and assessment of the report's key recommendations may be downloaded by clicking here.