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Aged care

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Aged care services
Older people care
Residential aged care
Report

Funding high-quality aged care services

Australians have been rightly shocked by repeated exposés of widespread mistreatment, neglect and even abuse of elders in our aged care system. This report argues that expanding the quantity and quality of aged care services should be seen as an economic opportunity, not just a...
Discussion paper

Repositioning respite in consumer directed service systems

This paper seeks to reposition the concept of carer respite within increasingly consumer-directed care service systems in NSW. It also aims to provide an evidence base to support the ongoing provision and funding of supports that enable carers to take breaks from the caring role...
Report

The next steps for aged care: forging a clear path after the Royal Commission

This report navigates through the differing views of the Commissioners to show how Australia can achieve a rights-based system that provides adequate care and support for all who need it.
Report

Accessible design, hospital discharge and ageing in place: a national survey of occupational therapists

This report is the second of two studies investigating accessible housing conducted through the Summer Foundation–La Trobe University research program, to inform decision-makers on incorporating minimum mandatory accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC).
Report

Aged care - the way forward

Responding to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, this report recommends that the Australian government should immediately focus on the priority areas of workforce, transparency, sustainability and human rights, access, and choice in aged care.
Report

Assessing cash-for-care benefits to support aging at home in Canada

Canada’s long-term care (LTC) system needs an overhaul. In this study, a group of leading scholars argue that the challenge facing Canada’s policy-makers is to not only adequately meet the growing needs for LTC services, but also to ensure that those services are delivered where...
Briefing paper

Translating aged care reform recommendations to action

The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was tabled on 1 March 2021 and included 148 recommendations. This briefing paper examines the themes of the report and provides a way forward for the Australian government that is transparent and...
Report

Young people in residential aged care in Australia, 2019-2020

This report utilises the available administrative data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and the NDIA to describe the characteristics and geographical distribution of young people in permanent residential aged care (RAC) in Australia in 2019-2020.
Report

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.
Report

What counts as consent? Sexuality and ethical deliberation in residential aged care

The aim of this project is to interpret how aged care stakeholders (residents, families, and staff) make sense of consent, to contribute substantively to ethical theory around consent, sexuality and intimacy, and to inform practice and policy in aged care environments.