Aged care

Alternate Term Label:
Aged care services
Older people care
Residential aged care

How far do people move to access aged care?

If people who need care can access that care close to where they live, it can be easier for them to maintain social connection with family and friends, and receive informal support from these people. This paper examines estimates of the drive distance and time...

Residential Care Quality Indicator Profile

This research was conducted to improve understanding of quality in the aged care system. The report presents over 50 quality indicators about residential aged care, including how results are distributed across facilities.

Inside the system: aged care residents’ perspectives

This report presents the results of a survey designed to enable those living in residential aged care, including those living with cognitive decline, to express how they feel about their lives and the care they receive.
Discussion paper

The case for a care-led recovery

Australia spends relatively little on the provision of care as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, when compared to other developed nations with robust systems of care. Drawing on recent research from the UK, this paper argues that a stimulus investment in the care economy...

Rethinking aged care: emphasising the rights of older Australians

Australia’s aged care system is failing older Australians and their families and needs to be overhauled. The care and support of older Australians must trump the profits of private providers. This report sets the overarching framework for reform.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Ged Kearney says aged care operators do not have to account for how they spend their taxpayer funding. Is she correct?

Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care, Ged Kearney, claimed aged care operators did not have to account for how they spend taxpayer funding. Referring to the “whole aged care sector", she said $20 billion was handed over without proper accountability or transparency, and that...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Bill Shorten says aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct?

Former Labor Leader Bill Shorten accused the federal Coalition Government of being slow to prepare for the threat of COVID-19 in residential care facilities. As COVID-19 tore through nursing homes in Victoria, he argued aged care was "a federal responsibility", rather than one that fell...

Exploring the economic value embedded in housing built to universal design principles

Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services. This report urges policymakers to reconsider the best forms of capital expenditure to support the delivery of public care services...

The required return for aged care services providers

This report, prepared for the Royal Commission by economics consultancy firm, Frontier Economics, develops a ‘building block’ model to determine the total revenue required each year for a residential aged care accommodation provider to cover its operating costs and depreciation, pay its taxes, and provide...
Discussion paper

Capital financing for residential aged care: call for submissions

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has released this paper describing the history of capital financing arrangements in residential aged care, and how the current arrangements operate.