Topic: "seniors and ageing"

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Labor’s Plan To Support Chinese Aged Care

Jenny Mikakos | 

An Andrews Labor Government will allocate $2.5 million through the Aged Care Land Bank to address the need for culturally appropriate aged care in the Victorian Chinese community.

Napthine Cuts $20 Million More From Aged Care

Jenny Mikakos | 

The Department of Health’s annual report revealed that the Napthine Government has cut a further $20 million from the state’s aged care system.

Napthine Signs Away The Future Of Sandhurst

Jenny Mikakos | 

The Napthine Government are rushing to sign contracts with the new private operators of Sandhurst, just weeks before the State Election.

Alfred Health Aged Care Privatisation Begins

Jenny Mikakos | 

The Napthine Government’s secret plan to privatise aged care facilities has begun, with Alfred Health taking the first steps to sell off its beds to the private sector.

Napthine Leaves Western Suburbs Seniors With No Place To Go

Jenny Mikakos | 

The closure of Reg Geary House in Melton means that Western Health will no longer publicly run any residential aged care facility in the Western suburbs, one of the fastest growing areas in the entire country.

Aged Care Privatisation A Possibility For Geelong & Barwon

Jenny Mikakos | 

Privatisation of publicly-run aged care facilities in Geelong and the Barwon region could be on the Napthine Government’s cost-cutting agenda, coming shortly after confirmation that hundreds of nursing hours a week will be cut from three providers in the area.

Minister Hints At Privatisation Plans For Upper Ferntree Gully

Jenny Mikakos | 

The Napthine Government has responded to the campaign run by Labor to reveal their intentions to privatise public aged care facilities but failed to rule out privatising Edward Street Nursing Home in Upper Ferntree Gully.

Baillieu Walks Away From Country Home Care

Jenny Mikakos | 

The Baillieu Government has reduced funding for Home and Community Care (HACC) services across Victoria, which will see waiting lists grow and more families move relatives into full time care earlier.

Baillieu Must Give Pensioners A Fair Go

Premier Ted Baillieu has failed older Victorians on his key election promise to reduce the cost of living, Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing, Jenny Mikakos said today. Addressing the ‘Fair go for Pensioners’ rally alongside Shadow Minister for the Cost of Living Lily D’Ambrosio,..