The existing system is failing to deliver the care that Australia expects
Australia's aged care has changed considerably in recent decades. In response to consumer demand, old institutional‐style nursing homes have been progressively phased out in favour of better facilities. Home‐like furnishings and decor and single bedrooms personalised with residents’ own belongings have increasingly become the norm. In the process, they have become residential aged care facilities (RACFs), and there is no longer a distinction between low and high care.1
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