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Background Paper 6 - Carers of older Australians

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The Office of the Royal Commission

This paper provides a high-level introduction to the role of family members and friends who provide what is often called informal and unpaid care to older Australians. It provides an overview of the role of carers in supporting older people, the impact of caring and carer needs, and the available supports and services.

The paper has been prepared by staff of the Office of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety but does not represent a direction or position of the Royal Commission in relation to this area. Any views expressed are not necessarily the views of the Commissioners.