Original article by Stephen Lunn
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 1-Nov-19
The interim report of the royal commission into aged care has described the aged care system as being in a state that "diminishes Australia as a nation". Federal Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck says the report has put the government, the industry and the Australian community on notice. The report claims that Australia has developed an ageist mindset that has led to a failure to properly value and engage with older people, and this has translated into "apparent indifference" towards aged-care services. The report calls for urgent action on three issues: the use of chemical restraints in nursing homes; getting 6,000 young disabled people out of aged-care homes as soon as practicable; and an immediate boost to funding for high-need, in-home care recipients.
AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AGED CARE QUALITY AND SAFETY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HEALTH