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A new Summer Foundation resource is the first step in finding housing and moving patients with disability along the hospital discharge pathway more efficiently.

The Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template are for health professionals to support a person with disability to describe the housing and support they want and need so that they can be discharged to suitable housing.

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Source: ABC Radio National with Fran Kelly | Reporter: Eleni Psaltis | Image: James Hancock

Currently there are more than 4,300 younger Australians living in an aged care facility; most of them are with disability.

But the Aged Care Royal Commission says by 2025, no one under the age of 65 should be in these facilities.

Featured:
Carol Littley, mother of Kirby Littley who lived in an aged care facility in her twenties 
Dr Bronwyn Morkham, National Director of the Young People in Nursing Homes National Alliance
Stuart Robert, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme 
Richard Colbeck, Aged Care Services Minister
Dr Di Winkler, Summer Foundation CEO
Lisa Corcoran, former aged care resident

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