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Post-COVID aged care homes will be smaller, allow for easy isolation: opinion

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We are likely to see future aged care homes designed in pods of four-to-six bedrooms and a common lounge, writes Robert Caulfield.

There is no doubt that aged care Australia is facing an existential crisis. Recent research by aged care consultants StewartBrown shows that 60 per cent of facilities are making a loss. The average loss is $2,835 per bed per year with rural facilities making larger losses than this.

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



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

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