Report launch: Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services

Aged care services touch the lives of substantial – and increasing – numbers of people. Yet the capacity of Australia’s aged care system to meet older people’s needs, and to do so at standards acceptable to the community, remains under question, subject to several major inquiries in recent years including the current Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

This research collaboration between UNSW Sydney, Macquarie University and RMIT University explored the ways current aged care arrangements and processes of care work attend to older people’s social and emotional needs; and the policy, regulatory and organisational arrangements which would more effectively ensure provision of high quality, whole-of-person care.

In launching the report we will hear from the research team, workers who deliver care to older people, and discuss what needs to change to ensure that older people receive the care they need at standards the community expects.

Research team: Professor Gabrielle MeagherDr Natasha CortisProfessor Sara Charlesworth and Wendy Taylor

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