Healthy people now in their 50s and 60s will be the first generations to benefit benefits of dating a nurse reform. For people already in care, changes will come too late. Disclosure statement Joseph Ibrahim has received funding from Commonwealth and State Health Departments for research, education and consultancies.
Monash University provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation AU. Victoria State Government provides funding as a strategic partner of The Conversation AU. A surprising group of people stand to benefit from the aged care royal commission, whose hearings start today. These are residents of nursing homes in the far future — people in their 50s and 60s, and their children. All current nursing home residents the royal commission was established to help will have died before there is any substantive change. The latest statistics show there are 207,142 older people living in 2,695 facilities owned by 902 different providers.
2 billion a year from the commonwealth government. Residents on average live in nursing homes for two years and six months. This is shorter than the average of three to five years it takes for most royal commissions to form, investigate, conclude and deliver their recommendations. It’s been a long road to this royal commission, paved with repeated shocking and disturbing episodes of neglect, abuse and poor care for our vulnerable elderly parents, grandparents and neighbours in residential care. However, Oakden was the final straw. This royal commission has its genesis in the 1997 Aged Care Act.EnableInternalCSP_request