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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport released the final report on Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities on 22 October 2018 (the Report). The Report comes after a series of government inquiries into aged care and with the aged care royal commission being called toward the end of the inquiry (the Terms of Reference of which can be read here)....
As expected, the Terms of Reference are broad and they can be reviewed here. Of note, the Terms outline the scope of the quality and safety matters that the Commission will look at which include, but are not limited to: dignity, choice and control, nutrition, medication management, end of life care, systems to ensure that high quality care is delivered, such as governance arrangements and management support systems....
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is to examine the quality of care in residential and home care services provided to senior Australians, as well as to younger persons with disability who are living in residential aged care. The calling of the Royal Commission will bring a dramatic escalation in media glare and public scrutiny to the Aged Care sector – a sector that has already endured 20 aged care reviews in the last 20 years....
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