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Visions for Aged Care – Response to Consultation Paper 1

Visions for Aged Care – Response to Consultation Paper 1

13 February 2020
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Summary
Summary: Visions for Aged Care National Seniors has provided a response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Consultation Paper 1, focusing on aged care program redesign. Older Australians expressed the need for improved information, assessment, and system navigation in aged care. Digital literacy is essential as digital innovation continues in aged care. Entry-level support, such as Home Care Packages, was highlighted as crucial for elderly individuals to stay in their homes. Consumer directed care was found to be lacking in meeting needs, with concerns about administrative fees. Positive feedback was given for lifestyle support and activities in aged care facilities. Recognition of the challenges faced by carers in aged care was emphasized. Issues with accessing specialist health care and flaws in the health system were noted. National Seniors' submission to the Royal Commission and relevant research reports were referenced for further information.
Visions for Aged Care - Response to Consultation Paper 1

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