Author Archives: Kathy Eagar
The starting point for a fit for purpose 21st century aged care system is public recognition that we can no longer continue to simply subcontract out our public duty of care for frail and vulnerable people. Older Australians deserve so … Continue reading
Outsourcing the government’s duty of care for older Australians has been at the core of structural failings in aged care for the last two decades. COVID-19 is just the latest in a long string of failures.
A pandemic throws a perfect mirror onto a society and shines a light on every crack. There is no better illustration of this than the light that COVID-19 is throwing on aged care homes in Australia and internationally.