In Australia, as in many other countries, there are many people under 60 who live in nursing homes, which are not suited to their needs.  Aged care facilities are not designed or resourced to facilitate the active involvement of young people with high clinical needs in everyday activities or support their continued participation in the life of their community.

This is the findings of a white paper entitled Young People in Nursing Homes recently released by Monash University and the Summer Foundation in Australia.   The white paper describes this population as one of the most marginalised and isolated groups of people in society and calls for action by the government to resolve the issue.

Has this issue been studied in your country?  Please share your thoughts and information with our readers.

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