Aged care needs radical overhaul

The Federal Government must show it is serious about overhauling the shameful state of aged care by immediately committing to four central challenges: substantially lift funding, establish rigorous quality and safety standards, introduce total system transparency and improve health care.

The report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has delivered a searching analysis of aged care that makes it clear only substantial reform of the system, funding and culture will deliver humane and effective services for older Australians, the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells, said.

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