A study of 85 policies at all levels of government shows the focus in Australia is on residential care homes. Most older people are not in care, but their need for age-friendly cities is overlooked
Private insurance to fund aged care services could deliver the higher quality care Australians are demanding, but there are potential drawbacks.
A balance between public and private financing is needed to achieve sustainable aged care funding models, says UNSW Business School’s Michael Sherris.
The whole aged care system in Australia is in a state of neglect, explains Professor Ilan Katz from the Social Policy Research Centre.