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Aged care providers call for ‘systemic reform rather than tinkering around the edges’

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The aged care system needs a “radical redesign” based on the consumer experience and unrestricted by departmental boundaries, jurisdictions or sources of funds, a collaboration between industry consultants and aged care providers tells the royal commission.

Global accounting and advisory firm Grant Thornton and sector peak body Leading Age Services Australia held six workshops in capital cities in August involving 121 aged care CEOs and executives from 112 for-profit, not-for-profit and government providers.

They came together to discuss the sector’s current and future “wicked problems” to inform the Perspectives on the Future of Ageing and Age Services in Australia report, which Grant Thornton submitted the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and safety on Monday.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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