Loved ones of aged care residents are calling for a greater balance between managing COVID-19 risks and mental health

ABC | Jan 14, 2022 at 5:43 AM
  • It’s been a stressful summer for Lisa Caponio.
  • ABC’s 7.30 has heard from some families who are concerned their relatives’ homes have been erring on the side of caution when it came to infection control, and were implementing ad hoc lockdowns or visiting rules as soon as anyone in the facility tested positive.
  • The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety recommended pay rises for aged care staff to ensure high quality care and to attract more workers, but the government has left the matter to the Fair Work Commission for a decision.