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Aged care system ‘cruel and harmful’ and underfunded, say inquiry commissioners

Aged care system ‘cruel and harmful’ and underfunded, say inquiry



The aged care royal commission’s interim report describes aged care in Australia as a ‘shocking tale of neglect’Australia’s aged care system is “cruel and harmful” with services that are fragmented, unsupported, underfunded and often unsafe and uncaring, according to the findings of the aged care royal commission’s interim report.In a report titled Neglect released on Thursday, the commission has called for an urgent overhaul of the sector, saying it is neglecting the needs of Australia’s older, vulnerable citizens and is “unkind and uncaring”.

Outlining a litany of problems in the sector fuelled by a culture of ageism, commissioners Richard Tracey and Lynelle Briggs have described the aged care system in Australia as “a shocking tale of neglect”. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/31/aged-care-system-cruel-and-harmful-and-underfunded-say-inquiry-commissioners

Author : Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

Publish date : 2019-10-31 07:24:54

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