Over the weekend a coalition that includes the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association and the Health Services Union joined with over 20 other groups to call for aged care reform. Together with unions and charitable organisations, the coalition launched the Australians Deserve to Age Well campaign. There are currently about 1 million Australians living in aged care and projections estimate that this number will at least triple by 2050. In order to care for the aged, Australia will need an additional 500,000 workers. The Productivity Commision report, Caring for Older Australians, outlines a plan for reforming the existing system; so far the government has yet to respond to the report. Check out this video from the Age Well Campaign that features Beryl and Bob’s Story.

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