Response to the Royal Commission in Aged Care Quality and Safety Counsel Assisting’s Proposed Recommendations

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Response to the Royal Commission in Aged Care Quality and Safety Counsel Assisting’s Proposed Recommendations

This submission, prepared by PCA responds to the Royal Commission in Aged Care Quality and Safety Counsel Assisting’s Proposed Recommendations. PCA strongly supports the recommendations to improve Australia’s aged care system, and believes it will ensure the system provides safe, inclusive and person-centred care aligned with best evidence for all Australians. PCA acknowledges the strong emphasis on palliative care across a range of recommendations and believes the intent of these could be more fully realised with the an additional three recommendations: (1) The appointment of a Palliative Care Commissioner; (2) That the aged care public awareness campaign also seeks to improve death literacy; and (3) The expansion of the proposed aged care minimum data set to include palliative care data. The response also addresses the new Aged Care Act, aged care workforce and training, residential and home care, the Aged Quality Standards, palliative care data in aged care, access to health care, diverse needs and underserved populations, and public awareness.

Response to the Royal Commission in Aged Care Quality and Safety Counsel Assisting’s Proposed Recommendations