Care crisis: 17,000 new aged care workers needed each year to meet basic standards

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August 17 2021 - 11:00am
CHALLENGE: Australia needs many more aged care workers. Picture Shutterstock
CHALLENGE: Australia needs many more aged care workers. Picture Shutterstock

Australia' shortage of direct aged care workers will balloon to 110,000 within the next decade and 400,000 by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to boost the workforce, according to a new report.

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Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: eileen.wood@thesenior.com.au or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0487 495 805

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