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Despite Govt claims, the number of younger people living in aged care has barely dropped


Source: Aged Care News – Bianca Roberts

On the surface, there has been progress.  

According to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) titled Younger people in residential aged care, the number of Australians aged under 65 living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) fell by 20 per cent from almost 4600 in September 2020 to around 3700 in September 2021.

As Aged Care News reported in November, utilising RACFs as accommodation for younger people, most of whom have a physical or intellectual disability, has come at a terrible cost to their wellbeing.

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