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The problem

All Australians deserve to age well and with dignity, whether they choose to be at home or in residential aged care.

Australia’s population is ageing, posing a myriad of challenges and opportunities for our aged care system.

  • There is more pressure on our aged care system than ever before, and as our population continues to age demand on the system will continue to grow.
  • Already, more than 125,000 older Australians remain in limbo while they wait for appropriate levels of home care with many yet to receive any support at all.
  • At the same time our aged care workforce is significantly under-resourced, underpaid, and needs funding – to increase staff numbers, ensure the right skill mix and support workforce training in both residential and home aged care – so that we can provide the quality aged care Australia needs now and in years to come.

Right now aged care is under the spotlight, with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in full swing.

We are at a crossroads for how we plan for the future of aged care in Australia

The Aged Care Royal Commission will play a crucial role in helping the Government and the sector futureproof our aged care system.

While the Royal Commission will be instrumental in guiding longer-term aged care reform, the Government has a responsibility to urgently address the more pressing issues that we need to get right now.

Getting aged care right for everyone

Add your name and call for better care for older people when they need it.

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