For our parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles

Author: Joseph Ibrahim, Professor, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit at Monash University

In the face of the harrowing findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the COVID-19 crisis, it’s abundantly clear the way we provide residential aged care in Australia needs to change.

Over the past couple of decades, government regulation has failed to keep pace with an increasingly privatised market of for-profit providers.

Successive parliamentary inquiries, productivity commissions and the like have offered many solutions, but few have been adopted. Each time we see a piecemeal approach with adjustments in only one part of residential aged care, rather than wholesale reform.

The Conversation have scrutinised the recommendations of the royal commission and published a series of articles about the future of aged care. You can read the full story here.