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CDC fails to deliver in remote Australia

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Consumer directed care has failed in remote regions of Australia but flexible arrangements available for indigenous communities offer a model which a researcher believes should be extended to all remote areas.

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) currently funds organisations to provide culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to home and community.

Heather Gibbs, a principal research fellow with the college of indigenous futures, arts and society at the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, says the program should be available to non-indigenous communities in remote parts of the country as well.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2018, Australia Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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