• 03 Dec, 2022

A New Program for In-Home Aged Care Discussion Paper

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

November 2022

  • 03 Dec, 2022

Aged Care Quality Standards Survey Response

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

November 2022

  • 03 Dec, 2022

Short Term Restorative Care for In-home Aged Care Survey Response

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

November 2022

  • 03 Dec, 2022

Exposure Draft of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Amendment (Code of Conduct) Rules 2022

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

October 2022

At the height of an aged care workforce crisis, the sector is facing further pressures from diminishing allied health staff, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told a Senate hearing on the Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill.

New aged care funding model requires reform or risks allied health exodus

At the height of an aged care workforce crisis, the sector is facing further pressures from diminishing allied health staff, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has told a Senate hearing on the Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill.

“We’re hearing reports from a major provider that up to 50 per cent of physiotherapists will be let go, meaning 50 per cent less physiotherapy within residential aged care,” APA President Scott Willis told the hearing on Thursday.

The Federal Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill is a welcome first step in over-due sector reform, but more is required to meet the complex healthcare needs of older people.

Media statement: Aged Care Amendment Bill is a first step but more needed to ensure quality care

The Federal Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill is a welcome first step in over-due sector reform, but more is required to meet the complex healthcare needs of older people.

  • 03 Dec, 2022

Aged Care Amendment (Implementing Care Reform) Bill 2022 [Provisions]

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

August 2022

elderly man sitting on bed in aged care with younger male physio assessing his arm pain

Access to chronic pain treatment for aged care residents unclear

The Albanese Government is being urged to prioritise allied health care including high-quality physiotherapy available for residents of aged care living with chronic pain.
Aged care report

Physiotherapy fundamental to sustainable aged care

A new report on the future of Australian aged care highlights the need for better access to preventative and restorative healthcare services such as physiotherapy.
Aged care focus of APA campaign

Aged care focus of APA campaign

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has taken aim at the lack of specified allied health funding for aged care in the Federal Government’s proposed new funding tool, the AN-ACC.

Launching their new campaign promoting how physiotherapists can help our ageing population, the APA campaign supports physiotherapists who are highly qualified and trained experts in helping residents in aged care, as well as older people still living at home, to maintain their physical and mental health, reduce falls, manage pain and increase their quality of life.