Aged Care Royal Commission

Nurse places hand over elderly woman's in aged care home

Private insurance to fund aged care services could deliver the higher quality care Australians are demanding, but there are potential drawbacks.

Elderly woman places hand over younger woman's hands who hugs her from behind

A balance between public and private financing is needed to achieve sustainable aged care funding models, says UNSW Business School’s Michael Sherris.

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The whole aged care system in Australia is in a state of neglect, explains Professor Ilan Katz from the Social Policy Research Centre.