Royal commission to examine aged care

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(Australian Associated Press)

 

KEY POINTS FOR THE AGED CARE ROYAL COMMISSION

* To be based in Adelaide, but hearings will take place across the country.

* Former Federal Court judge Richard Tracey and former Medicare chief Lynelle Briggs have been selected as commissioners.

* An interim report is due by October 31, 2019, with the final report by April 30, 2020.

* The commission’s terms of reference require it to examine the quality of care and safety across the sector.

* It will also consider how to best deliver care services to people with disabilities and how to best deliver care to the increasing number of Australians living with dementia.

* The commissioners will examine how to allow people greater choice, control and independence and how to improve engagement with families and carers.

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