Concurrent with the 2021-2022 Federal budget, the Federal government outlined its response to the final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The response is packaged into ‘five response pillars’ aimed at guiding reform and delivering a new aged care system that rebuilds trust, provides dignity and respect, and is supported by continued investment.
CESPHN provided two submissions to the Aged Care Royal Commisison:
The abuse of older people is a globally recognised issue that is increasingly becoming more prevalent. Research suggests that as many as 50,000 older people in NSW may have experienced some form of abuse and only one in five cases is reported. In the majority of cases the alledged abusers of older people turn out to be trusted family members, neighbours and paid carers. A range of tools exist to help better understand how to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation.