Around 39.2 per cent of people living in Australian aged care facilities experience elder abuse in the form of neglect, emotional abuse or physical abuse according to experimental estimates by the Office of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
New research shows many people in non-metropolitan regions move more than 100 kilometres, or drive for more than 60 minutes, from their home when they begin permanent residential aged care or use respite in an aged care facility.
Research released today presents over 50 quality indicators about residential aged care including how results are distributed across facilities. This is the most detailed profile of quality in residential aged care that has been published in Australia.
Aged Care Royal Commissioners, the Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO, have handed a special report on the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care to the Governor-General, His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Sydney from Monday 14 to 22 September 2020, to inquire into the financing and sustainability of future improvements to the aged care system, the appropriate funding model or models to support the delivery of aged care services, and the prudential regulation of aged care providers.
The Royal Commissioners into Aged Care Quality and Safety are calling for submissions on capital financing arrangements for residential aged care ahead of its Funding, Finance and Prudential Regulation Hearing, commencing Monday 14 September 2020.
Welcome to the latest Newsletter from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. In this issue we look at our final hearings, a special report on COVID-19 in aged care and a review of publications recently released by the Commission.
The Interim Report was released on 31 October 2019 and was the mid-point of the inquiry. The report was the first opportunity for the late Commissioner, the Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC, and Commissioner Lynelle Briggs AO, to share preliminary conclusions of the Royal Commission ahead of the Final Report.
New Commissioner appointed as the Royal Commission is extended. The Honourable Tony Pagone QC, was appointed in September as the third commissioner to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.