Every part of Australia’s aged care system is impacted by crisis.
120,000 older Australians are waiting for aged care at home, with wait times now more than two years for the highest levels of care.
A week doesn’t go by without another disturbing account emerging about the mistreatment or neglect of older Australians in residential care.
There aren’t enough aged care workers and they aren’t paid enough. Australia is far from having the workforce that is required to care for our ageing population.
It is shameful that in a wealthy country like Australia older people can’t get the care they need.