After more than two years, Royal Commissioners the Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO last week presented the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to the Governor General. The Report was tabled in parliament on 1 March 2021.
The Commission’s main purpose was to consider the design of Australia’s future aged care system. Fundamental to this were three themes: understanding the community’s attitudes to older people, their level of awareness of how the system currently operates, and their future wants and needs for their own old age.
The Commission undertook qualitative research that included 274 people from the general community and targeted diversity groups. The research provides a detailed snapshot of the attitudes, behaviours and experiences in the population.
In their Final Report, titled Care, Dignity and Respect, Commissioners Pagone and Briggs call for “fundamental reform of the aged care system” making 148 recommendations.
Over the next few weeks, Right at Home will delve into some of the Commission’s key findings as they pertain to in-home care. We also aim to explore themes including community views of older people and community understanding and perceptions of aged care.
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.
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