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Briefing paper

Navigating the maze: an overview of Australia's current aged care system

This paper outlines different aspects of the aged care system, the services currently being delivered in Australia and the areas in need of substantial reform.
Briefing paper

Carers of older Australians

Carers are critical to the sustainability of the aged care system. They provide support and services that may otherwise be funded by the taxpayer, the estimated value of which is significant. This paper provides an overview of the role of carers in supporting older people...
Briefing paper

Legislative framework for aged care quality and safety regulation

This paper summarises the key aspects of quality and safety regulation provided for in the Aged Care Act 1997 (Aged Care Act), the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Quality and Safety Commission Act) and supporting legislative instruments.
Briefing paper

Advance care planning in Australia

This paper provides a high-level description of the components of advance care planning, an overview of the practices in each state and territory, and a brief explanation of advance care planning as it relates to aged care.
Briefing paper

A history of aged care reviews

This background paper provides an overview of many of the major public reports and inquiries related to publicly-funded aged care in Australia since 1997, with a greater focus on the more recent of them. It deals primarily with official inquiries that generally involved submissions and...

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report: Neglect

The Royal Commission’s Interim Report lays the foundations for the fundamental reform and redesign of Australia’s aged care system. It is clear that a fundamental overhaul of the design, objectives, regulation and funding of aged care in Australia is required – not merely patching up.
Discussion paper

Aged care program redesign: services for the future

This consultation paper seeks to outline the Commission's thinking about a future aged care system, including how programs might be redesigned and how these different program elements could work together within the system.

Review of international systems of long-term care of older people

The quality of life of older people is significantly affected by the way in which long-term care (LTC) is provided. The aim of this review is to provide learnings for the aged care system in Australia and to situate the Australian aged care system within...

Review of innovative models of aged care

To assist the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, this review of international models of aged care has been undertaken, identifying key innovative models of care from Australia and around the world.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report: care, dignity and respect

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has completed its inquiry and has tabled this final report. The Commissioners, Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs, call for fundamental reform of Australia's aged care system.