Aged care report presented

AUSTRALIA’S Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has presented a report following its inquiry into the quality of care in residential aged care facilities.

Committee chair Trent Zimmerman said the inquiry examined the delivery and regulation of the current aged care system and the prevalence of mistreatment.

“While many Australians experience high quality aged care, the community is justifiably concerned about the many examples of abuse and mistreatment that have been exposed through recent inquiries and reporting,” he said.

“Our committee received submissions from many residents and family members which outlined harrowing examples of mistreatment.

“It is

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