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Technology’s role in overhauling the aged care sector

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With more and more people choosing to stay at home rather than go into residential care, this has placed focus on the funding of home care packages. According to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s interim report, some 16,000 people died while on a waiting list for home care.

People prefer to see out their last years and months in their homes and in their communities, and it’s not hard to see why. Statistics tell us that most aged care residents (91 per cent) will die there, 40 per cent of them within the first nine months.

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Source:
Craig Porte, 2020, Community Care Review (https://communitycarereview.com.au/)

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