Aged Care Retention Bonus

Aged Care Retention Bonus

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Kim Wood started this petition to Scott Morrison (Prime Minister) and

It is with great disappointment that the  Australian Federal Governments decision not to pay ALL aged care workers the Aged Care Retention bonus is unwarranted and grossly unjust.  

The Australian Federal Government has failed to recognise the contribution that ALL aged care workers have made by putting themselves on the frontline to deliver essential services to the vulnerable members of the community whilst trying to keep ourselves, our families and our residents safe during the COVID19 Pandemic.

It takes a multidisciplinary team to support and care for our Residents, each and every one as valuable and important as the other. In fact, this is outlined in YOUR Aged Care Quality standards.

I would be happy to tell you about the direct care that all staff provide each and every day to our Residents to ensure their social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cognitive needs, goals and preferences are met.  

Instead, I believe I need to highlight the fact that the COVID-19 virus has not discriminated between carers, lifestyle, kitchen, cleaning, admin and other staff. We are all paid lowly, working under extreme pressure, and having to immediately adapt to the ever-changing policies and procedures to ensure our residents are kept safe.

So, I implore you to extend the definition of “direct carers” eligible to your aged care retention support payments initiative, to include all staff who work in Aged Care.. 

 

 

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