Aged Care: A Way Forward

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a watershed moment in Australia’s history, highlighting the reality of how we as a nation care for our older citizens.

Publicly released on Monday 1 March 2021, the 2,500 page Royal Commission Final Report documents confronting personal stories that highlight the broken state of Australia’s aged care system, including examples of neglect, abuse, under-resourcing and staff shortages in Australia’s residential aged care homes.

This document is the AACC response: The Way Forward.

Report: It’s time to care about aged care

As a nation, we have spent more than two decades looking at how to fix aged care for the benefit of older Australians. In fact, there have been more than 20 reports on how to fix the system over the past 20 years, but successive governments have responded with piecemeal solutions, which have not been enough to create the change required.

The It’s time to care about aged care report shows, for the first time, which Australian communities will be most vulnerable if we don’t fix the aged care system – along with the 30 members of the 151-member Federal Parliament who have the power to change things for the better.