Research Paper 2 – Review of International Systems of Long-term Care of Older People
The quality of life of older people is significantly affected by the way in which long-term care (LTC) is provided. This presents a challenge to governments to find ways to finance and regulate LTC to provide accessible and high-quality services. This review of international approaches to the provision of LTC aims to provide learnings for the aged care system in Australia and to situate the Australian aged care system within the appropriate global context.
This report has been prepared by the Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care Group, Flinders University and THEMA Consulting for the information of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the public. The views expressed in this paper are not necessarily the views of the Commissioners.