AGED CARE NURSE & CARER WAGES
NOT GOOD ENOUGH?
We cannot properly address quality of care,
without addressing wages
Aged Care Nurses and Carers...
will look after your grandparents, your parents, and one day - you. They are responsible for
feeding, washing, toileting and caring for some Of the most vulnerable people in Our community.
They are regularly, and systemically subjected to physical violence and verbal abuse.
Assistants in Nursing (AINs) working in Nursing Homes earn an average of $19.80 per hour
Wage for AINS & PCAs In Public Hospital vs Residential Aged Care
Of Enrolled Nurses,
Assistants in Nursing and
Personal Care Attendants
believe they are not paid
a fair wage tor the work
Nurse to Patient Ratio's
A single nurse or carer in a
Residential Aged Care facility
can be required to care for up
to 20 patients
AINS & pcAsin
i ster Atte
public Hospital Residential Aged Care
"We are definitely urüerpaid for the workload and responsibly that LS our lob,
If the State Of aged care facilities nafion-wide is so bad, then bow about
investing money into better training for the Staff in Such facilities and
increasing their base salary wage, so that people more qualified Start
choosing to work in aged care, rather than less qualified people working in
aged care as a last reson "
And there's not much to look forward to...
Wage vs Experience
ÆAs 3 d Endled Nurse in
"The work pay is a
disgrace for what we deal
with. Not only nurs'ng but
laundry, cleaning as we".
the work load is horrific, SO
many leaving aged care
because of it or they don't
Stay for long. "
Assistant In Nursing -
Less than I
— AIN / PCA
More than 10
Nurse & Carer Wage Rates: Aged Care Facilities vs Public Hospitals
AIN / PCA
Aged Care Facility public Hospital
Nursing Careers Allied Health — Aged Care Nurse and Carer Wages Survey (August 2013)
Nursing Careers Allied Health — Nurse Violence Survey (May 201 3)
Public Hospital Enterprise Bargaining Agreements for all states
Nursing Careers Allied Health
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