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Do you agree that Aged Care has been neglected by the Federal Government during COVID-19 causing the disasters & deaths presently seen in Victorian Aged Care?

By Lily . Created on 07 Aug, 2020
Current Affairs 125 votes | 12 Comments
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Roger said 4 weeks ago
A total failure of the Federal Coalition Government. This need not have happened. The government has been cutting funds and privatising in this area since 2013. Every aged care home in Victoria with multiple deaths is privately run and administered by the Morrison Government.
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Shaeshae said 4 weeks ago
Example- why is someone who tested positive to covid, allowed to self quarantine with a family member, (whether it be a direct ie brother/sister or your second cousin) at their home, even though that family member works in an aged care facility or is a frontline health worker with the elderly. That family member/aged care worker ended up contracting covid and in lieu, took covid and shared it at their aged care work...
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Roger said 4 weeks ago
You will find anyone "Self-isolating" at home must have no contact with anyone else in the house! i.e. they must stay in the one room and have no contact with others in the family. If this can't be done safely other arrangements will be made.
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Tania said on Aug 21, 2020
It comes down to the workforce. Unattractive area, unattractive pay and conditions. If workers were paid better then there wouldn't be a shortage and they wouldn't be working in more than one aged care home/setting and possibly spreading COVID-19.
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Trevor said on Aug 17, 2020
Scenario: Government closes down aged-care facility because on non-compliance. Result: resident sent home to family.
Scenario: Many workers (cleaners, carers, etc) in aged-care & disability) facilities are migrants. Higher standards potentially cause a worker shortfall. Result: Do you want to work in aged-care?
Residents in aged-care have been dying of preventable causes such as ...
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Phoenixina said on Aug 13, 2020
i think the problem is with the health system overall and the privatisations that have made the issues currently faced less clear cut
Mrs said on Aug 13, 2020
You could be right. But I am still glad our health care system is better than the American lack of one.
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Georgina said on Aug 12, 2020
I hope as a result of this virus it will enforce the nursing homes managers to put in a procedural protocol in place for situations such as pandemics & other disasters so this never happens again. I am so grateful my father, mother & father-in-law are not alive to see this as it would horrify them.
I also think we need to have a better supply of medical supplies so t...
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Lily said on Aug 12, 2020
I agree with you. I'm a high risk patient & had trouble finding P2 masks that my specialists asked me to wear that I paid $30 each for 6 of them & they're disposable. I finally found someone who was not price gouging and ended up with a total of 40 masks to cover all my doctor/specialist/dental appointments. I never leave home unless it's for medical appointments, even before the pandemic a...
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Warren said on Aug 10, 2020
The govt has taken the easy route of giving money and nominal regulations but not followed up to make sure it worked.
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dorford said on Aug 9, 2020
I think it's more the operators of the care facilities that are to blame. Money comes first, then limited care, not enough trained nurses.