The Handover: We Really Need to Talk About Aged Care

Published: 22 September 2020

Over the past 23 years, there have been 19 major inquiries into aged care services across Australia, culminating in the current Royal Commission. Each of these inquiries have told us - as future reviews will continue to tell us - that we must be prepared to openly discuss the dire state of aged care. Yet, we won’t and we don’t, and we may never do so.

In this episode of The Handover, Darren Wake discusses the dysfunctional state of residential aged care in Australia and why there is an elephant in the room that no one wishes to confront. It’s an issue, that by itself, presents as the largest single barrier to constructive discussion about aged care services, both now and in the future. Chances are that if you’ve already worked in aged care, you already know what it is.

Click here to listen to this special edition podcast on the state of Residential Aged Care in Australia.

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