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Experts call for funding tool to cover allied health

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There has been a 50 per cent increase in the number of older adults accessing aged care services in Australia over the past decade. A push in support of older adults remaining in their own homes for longer has led to a change in the profile of older Australians accessing residential aged care facilities.

These facilities are predominately accessed by frailer Australians aged 85 years and older often with an array of chronic health conditions. Aged care legislation and international guidelines recommend the use of allied health professionals to help meet care needs, as well as restore and maintain the function of aged care residents.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Dr Lindsey Brett, 2021, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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