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Home care wait forces move to residential care, inquiry hears

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The long wait for home care packages is forcing some older people to enter residential care prematurely because of carer burn-out and lack of reablement support, the aged care royal commission has heard.

CEO of the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) Craig Gear made the comments while giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide on Tuesday.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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