On the eve of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Q+A asks are we failing our older citizens?
The pandemic has exposed nightmare stories of neglect for those in aged care. Providers are calling for government spending to be doubled, and a majority of taxpayers are willing to pay increased taxes to address the alarming state of the sector.
What needs to change? And are there are alternative models for aged care we should be exploring?
On the Panel this week:
Liberal Member for Higgins
Shadow Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services
CEO of HammondCare and Former NSW Premier
Health expert and former head of Australia’s Finance Department
Professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University
Joseph Ibrahim is a medical specialist in geriatrics and an academic Professor and Head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.