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Anglicare Australia stands with the community for quality care

Oct 9, 2018, 15:58 PM by Maiy Azize

Anglicare Australia has affirmed its support for the Royal Commission into aged care following the release of the Terms of Reference.

“The quality of the care we provide is a reflection of how we value older people. This Royal Commission is an opportunity for the community to shape that care,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

“Everybody has the right to dignity and quality of life as they get older. We must protect the wellbeing of older people across Australia, whether they live at home or in residential care.

“Anglicare Australia will work with the Royal Commission to ensure the wellbeing of people is placed well ahead of the wellbeing of agencies.

“We will be following the Royal Commission closely to ensure that older people and their families are heard – and that their voices shape improvements to the system.

“And we will continue to call for a transparent complaints system, with a partnership approach to working with older people and their families.

“But if we want to be a community that truly values older people we need to look at promoting wellbeing, instead of just preventing mistreatment. That means stamping out loneliness, caring for those who remain in their own homes, and ensuring that people in residential aged care can truly enjoy the benefits of home and community.

“It is clear that the community expects quality aged care. This Royal Commission is our opportunity to answer that call.”