Productivity Commission says palliative care is failing older Australians

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The Commission has opened the conversation about expanding community palliative care – better supporting people to die in their own home – and improving the quality of service in residential aged care. It recommends the removal of restrictions on the availability and length of time palliative care can be provided.

For RAC operators, increasing their proficiency (medically and with humanity) will require greater investments in staff which will require funding.

Increasingly retirement village operators will be expected to ensure community palliative services are available and village staff are engaged in its overall delivery. Again, increasing financial and staff requirements.

Challenges that need to be addressed today, ahead of customer expectations.

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