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Most aged care facilities operating efficiently

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Just over one in 10 aged care homes meet the best of three quality levels in Australia’s current system and they are most likely to be small-sized or government-owned, University of Queensland research has found.

According to the research conducted for the aged care royal commission, it would cost around $621 million a year to improve all aged care homes to the best level if they operated efficiently, which most currently are.

And the sector would need $3.2 billion a year for all homes to improve quality and operate with a small-sized home model, the paper released on Thursday shows.

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



Source:
Natasha Egan, 2020, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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