The issues at hand:
•9:10 providers are not financially sustainable due to the funding reductions regardless of expert professional opinion to meet individual goals;
•4:5 clients aren’t able to achieve their goals as the commission wont support them; despite the Scheme documenting that as being the intent;
•1:3 clients shifts are unable to be filled due to lack of workforce;
•9:10 clients receiving a behaviour support plan as indicated by the NDIS commission, indicate that they aren’t individualised, don’t reflect the needs of clients ad are not able to be implemented by support workers;
•3:5 NDIS clients are self-managed and don’t have workers who have any accountability to protect their clients, no training, no insurance, no accountability but that’s ok for the NDIS commission;
•1:2 providers fail the aged care commission standard assessments because:
The auditors aren’t qualified against international standards as auditors;
They don’t triangulate evidence, just find fault which is not aligned to auditing principles. They don’t interview clients and staff to validate gaps;
There is no alignment to international auditing requirements, just their individual and bespoke political agendas;
•The government has cut funding across the sector (despite the growth in numbers) so that clients are deprived of their individual needs. Even the new AN-ACC tool has been manipulated to cut costs and reduce funding. ACIA supports 24/7 Nurses in aged care but not the ratios that are indicating Registered Nurses are looking after up to 150 clients each shift with no support and no escalation capability. This is a result of the negligence occurring between state and federal governments.
•Currently across both state and federal governments in health; both are self-interested in achieving their own budgets and KPIs – never of the clients needs. It consistently appears in clients challenges that they jump between systems, and no one wants to own their needs of both compromise their financial outcomes. In summary, budgets are owning the failures in protecting out vulnerable, no one wants to own the fact that they are failing the immediate and long-term needs of these clients. How can we accept that the government is killing our elderly and those with disabilities?