Media Release and AHPA Brief: Aged care system needs emergency first aid, say allied health professionals

Published 4 December 2022

AHPA’s Aged Care Working Group surveyed allied health professionals working in residential aged care about any changes experienced in the six weeks since the AN-ACC funding model commenced on 1 October 2022. Results show there are already serious impacts on both the allied health residential aged care workforce and aged care residents, including more than one in eight allied health professionals losing their jobs and another 30% planning to leave the sector. The Report, which has been provided to Minister Anika Wells, recommends setting a minimum benchmark for allied health service provision and ensuring commensurate funding.

See Media Release and AHPA Brief: The state of allied health in residential
aged care – Survey Results