Neglect: Interim Report

The Interim Report has found the aged care system fails to meet the needs of its older, vulnerable, citizens. It does not deliver uniformly safe and quality care, is unkind and uncaring towards older people and, in too many instances, it neglects them.

The Interim Report sets out the extent of the failure of Australia’s aged care services and what the Royal Commission has learned to date.

Commissioners describe the many problems that older people and their families have in trying to get access to aged care services, service shortfalls, the dispiriting nature of residential care, serious substandard care and unsafe practice, an underpaid, undervalued and insufficiently trained workforce, and isolation of young people with disabilities.

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Topics:
Aged care and older people

Author:
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Date published:
Thu 31st Oct, 2019