On October 9, 2018, the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety were released.

The terms of reference include:

  • The quality of aged care services and whether they meet the needs of the people using them.
  • The extent of substandard care, including mistreatment and abuse, and actions that should be taken in response.
  • How to best deliver care services to people with disabilities (including younger people) in aged care facilities and those with dementia.
  • The challenges and opportunities for delivering high quality care services in light of changing demographics and in remote and rural Australia.
  • How the government, industry and community can ensure high quality and safe services.
  • How to centre services on the individual’s needs and choices.
  • How to provide care sustainably.

The time limits set for the Royal Commission are to submit an interim report by October 31, 2019 and a final report by April 30, 2020.

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