The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on 16 September 2018. The Royal Commission was built on multiple reviews in this space over the last two decades including a Productivity Commission inquiry into aged care, the 2011 report of Caring for Older Australians, a 2017 review mandated by the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 and multiple other government and independent consultant pieces of work in this space.
The Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report highlights that Australia has struggled to consistently provide quality aged care services to all and the problem is becoming more urgent.. This was summed up by the Commissioners describing the aged care system as “a shocking tale of neglect”. From reviewing the Interim Report and our broader work across the sectors (aged care, health and disability), we have provided a summary of the report’s findings across six areas and highlighted potential implications for system-wide reform and what individual stakeholders can start doing now to position for the future, emerge stronger and build trust.
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