Source: HelloCare | Reporter: Caroline Egan
There is a “pipeline” of young people moving from hospital to residential aged care, and often other options are not even considered, the royal commission has heard.
Every week in Australia, on average 42 younger people enter residential aged care, the equivalent of six per day or 2,000 every year. Most are sent to aged care after being discharged from hospital.View online
Source: Government News | Reporter: Judy Skatssoon | Photo: Kelly Barnes
A health department bureaucrat has been asked by a royal commissioner to explain whether the 6000 young Australians with disability who are currently in aged care facilities have been ignored and forgotten by government policy.View online
Source: 9 News | Reporter: Megan Neil
Younger people should not be in aged care facilities, a royal commissioner says.
The aged care royal commission has made it clear that people under 65 with a disability or medical condition should not be in nursing homes, even before delivering any findings or recommendations.
Source: The Australian | Reporter: Stephen Lunn | Photo: David Crosling
Younger people living in aged care in Australia is a “significant human rights issue” which must be brought to an end, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Ben Gauntlett says.
Appearing at the Aged Care Royal Commission on Wednesday, Dr Gauntlett said the Morrison government’s goal of merely halving the number of younger people entering aged care by 2025 revealed a “misallocation of resources”.View online View PDF
Source: 7 News | Reporter: Megan Neil | Photo: AAP
On the first night of James Nutt’s “sentence” in an aged care facility, the 21-year-old dropped his head in his hands and cried.
“I thought to myself: ‘I’m 21, I’ve got maybe 65 years left in my life and I’m forced to live here for the rest of it with no ability of ever getting out.’View online
Source: SBS News | Reporter: Rachel Cary
THE NDIA says is confident it will be able to significantly reduce the number of people under the age of 65 living in aged care, but when questioned at the Royal Commission into Aged Care, the acting CEO admitted the agency doesn’t know how many new residences it will have to provide to make it happen.
Source: The West Australian | Reporter: Megan Neil | Photo: AAP
James Nutt, 35, views his years in a nursing home as a “sentence”.
A number of younger people who are living, or have lived, in residential aged care will tell the royal commission about their experiences during a hearing in Melbourne next week.View online
Source: Aged Care Guide | Reporter: Liz Alderslade
The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has admitted to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety that the Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative will not capture people who aren’t eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Source: Lakes Mail | Photo: David Crosling
MEMBER for Shortland Pat Conroy has today in parliament cited the experiences of local constituents in highlighting problems in aged and home care.