Our Submissions To The Royal Commision Into Aged Care
As you know, at the end of last year, the Prime Minister announced a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Australia. The Commission will be inquiring into a range of issues including:
- the quality of aged care services provided in Australia
- future challenges and opportunities in delivering these services
- what we all can do to ensure aged care services are of high quality and are safe
- ensuring aged care services are person-centred supporting greater choice and control, and
- how best to deliver sustainable services through innovation in models of care and use of technology.
As a new and modern Approved Provider Five Good Friends is extremely supportive of the Royal Commission, especially the focus it will bring to identifying new and innovative models of quality care for our ageing loved ones.
Five Good Friends were invited to answer a range of questions and to provide a submission to the Commission by February the 8th, which we were very pleased to do. In our submission we discussed the complexity of the system and its funding and how this needs to be integrated and simplified. We also outlined our views on how we can use a clever and unobtrusive combination of technology and caring people to improve the quality of care and provide better outcomes, for individuals, families and loved ones.
Caring for our ageing loved ones is an issue of national importance, and as the Commissioners stated in their opening remarks, “is a once in a generation opportunity to design and build the optimum aged care system”. We share this view and are looking forward to being part of and contributing to that future.