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The Aged Care Royal Commission wants younger people out of aged care but what are their accommodation options?

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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2 Comments

  1. Kathleen Tuziak / 09/03/2021

    There’s another side to this story.

    My sister is 65 years old and has Down Syndrome. She has deteriorated with Alzheimer’s and become immobilised.
    She is living happily in a nursing home but is about to face eviction because she’s a ‘young’ disabled person. This is BAD.

    • Communications / 16/03/2021

      Hi Kathleen,
      Thank you for commenting. We will be in touch via email shortly.
      Thanks.

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