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Australia COVID crisis should act as a catalyst to fix aged care sector

14:17  14 august  2020
14:17  14 august  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Family's anger as great-grandmother fights for life with COVID-19

  Family's anger as great-grandmother fights for life with COVID-19 A great-grandmother is fighting for life alone in hospital after contracting COVID-19 at a virus-riddled aged care facility in Melbourne's north-west.Concetta Mineo, 89, was at the Epping Gardens facility when she contracted coronavirus.

CARES Act overview paycheck protection program provisions; loans, loan guarantees and other investments for COVID -19 pandemic, if such loan modification would otherwise be categorized as a troubled debt As with the TARP program implemented in response to the last financial crisis , the

Leading Age Services Australia CEO, Sean Rooney says the sector has put forward a range of options about how to manage a health crisis .

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The unfolding COVID crisis in Australia’s aged care sector may be the tragic catalyst required to lift the level of care, according to Sky News host Chris Smith.

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"Given the number of residents in Aged Care who will live through this crisis we have every reason to thank those who've led this fight," he said.

"It may actually be the sad and tragic catalyst required, to finally lift the level of care, in Australian Aged Care facilities.

"Our elderly citizens, certainly deserve it."

Coronavirus border restrictions keeping Victorian aged care workers from jobs in SA .
Victorian aged care workers say their lives have been thrown into turmoil after being rejected as essential travellers in the lead-up to South Australia's border lockdown on Friday.The situation has triggered Boandik, one of SA's largest regional aged care providers, to call on state authorities to ensure its employees can cross the partition.

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