IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO AGED CARE ROYAL COMMISSION
The Morrison government has announced a five-point plan as an immediate response to address the findings of the aged care royal commission.
* Greater oversight of home care packages ($18.4 million). Program of audits of home care providers to reduce unjustified administrative charges, and better fraud controls.
* Strengthening provider quality ($32 million). Expanded powers for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission including a "senior restraint practitioner" to boost regulation of physical and chemical restraints.
* Residential care temporary financial support ($279.9 million). Continuation of the 30 per cent rise in homeless and viability supplements until the end of June, and targeted support for residential aged care providers in financial stress.
* Workforce boost ($91.8 million). Attracting 18,000 job seekers to enter the home and residential aged care workforce.
* Governance ($30.1 million). Training for aged home board members, stronger quality standards, and an overhaul of the Aged Care Act which has been in place since 1997.
* The government has promised a full response by the end of May.
Australian Associated Press