• Socio-Political

    Aged care model of care

    Last Friday I wrote a story titled ‘some kind of wonderful’ that took away from the true message of my article. Today I want to remedy this with a stronger emphasis. The current service delivery model, delivered through residential aged care homes, is institutionalised care. The needs of older people are not adequately meet by this archaic model of care. On 31 October 2019 the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report was released. The following is taken directly from the Commission’s website. ‘The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report has found the aged care system fails to meet the needs of its…