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EveryAGE Counts has called on the Royal Commission to explicitly acknowledge and address ageism in a process of redesign of the aged care system. Failing to do so, we believe, will be largely ‘tinkering at the edges but leaving the foundations in place’.
“In so doing, the ongoing impact of ageism will continue to sabotage improvements and change in aged care and undermine quality of life for older Australians,” we have told the Commissioners.
EveryAGE Counts makes submission to Royal Commission on Aged Care, Quality and Safety
EveryAGE Counts – a national, coalition-led advocacy campaign aimed at tackling ageism – has told the Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety that ageism – ingrained in widely unquestioned social norms and underpinning the whole system and approach to our care system - is a key driver of failures within the Australian aged care sector.
In its submission to the inquiry, the EveryAGE Counts coalition – which includes the Australian Human Rights Commission, COTA Australia, National Seniors, The Benevolent Society and a diverse range of other organisations and individuals – contends that ageism plays a profound underlying role in contributing to recent high profile examples of neglect and abuse that have led to the Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety.Read more