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Kathy Eagar

About Kathy Eagar

Professor Kathy Eagar is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong. Professor Eagar has undertaken extensive work in the aged care system over the last two decades. Most recently she led the design of the new Australian National Aged Care Classification and funding model for residential aged care and undertook research commissioned by the Aged Care Royal Commission into the adequacy of residential aged care staffing.

The aged care system we have in 2020 is not a failing system – Part 2

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

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The aged care system we have in 2020 is not a failing system – Part 1

 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.

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Aged care homes: the weakest COVID-19 link

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.

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