The National Aged Care Alliance (the Alliance) is a representative body of peak national organisations in aged care, including consumer groups, providers, unions, and health professionals, working together to determine a more positive
future for aged care in Australia.

The Alliance was formed in April 2000. Representatives attending the inaugural meeting resolved to recommend to their organisations that a united policy agenda be developed to achieve better outcomes for the care of older Australians. Four broad issues were identified:

  • consumer rights;
  • quality of care;
  • workforce planning; and
  • short and long term financing of aged care.

Alliance members are concerned about the adequacy of aged care funding and the future sustainability of services. The funding of aged care and the establishment of industry wide benchmarks of care which link staffing levels, skills mix and funding to quality outcomes for recipients of aged care services, are the major focus.

The Alliance's vision for aged care in Australia is that:

All Australians have access to planned and properly resourced integrated quality aged care services that are flexible, equitable, that recognise diversity and promote choice and respect for users and workers.

Organisations in the Alliance

  • Aged and Community Services Australia
  • Anglicare Australia
  • Association of Independent Retirees Limited
  • Attendant Care Industry Association
  • Audiology Australia
  • Australasian Services Care Network
  • Australian Association of Gerontology
  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Community Transport Association
  • Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Baptist Care Australia
  • Carers' Australia
  • Catholic Health Australia
  • COTA Australia
  • Dementia Australia
  • Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Ltd
  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Diversional Therapy Australia
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia
  • Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia
  • Health Services Union
  • Home Modifications Australia
  • Leading Age Services Australia
  • Legacy Australia
  • Macular Disease Foundation Australia
  • Ministry with the Ageing Lutheran Church of Australia
  • National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation
  • National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • National Rural Health Alliance
  • Older Persons Advocacy Network
  • Palliative Care Australia
  • PICAC Alliance
  • Presbyterian Care Australia (previously National Presbyterian Aged Care Network)
  • Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee
  • Retirement Living Council
  • Returned & Services League of Australia
  • Speech Pathology Australia
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • The Royal Society for the Blind
  • The Salvation Army
  • United Voice
  • UnitingCare Australia
  • Vision Australia

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