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Call for skills and skills-mix modelling in aged care

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Staffing levels and a skills mix that allow for time to be spent on clinical and care tasks that respect the holistic needs of aged care residents must be prioritised, writes Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward.

The care we expect for our loved ones as they grow older may not always be the care they receive within aged care settings, including residential aged care facilities.

The Australian public has recently been exposed to a raft of stories of less than acceptable care practices and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is now leading an investigation into these claims.

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Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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