The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released its final report on 26 February 2021, making numerous recommendations for aged care reform in Australia.
Over the coming weeks NARI will release a series of position papers responding to Commission recommendations. The first, Research and Aged Care, provides NARI’s position on the Royal Commission’s recommendations relating to research and aged care, and to stimulate discussion on a way forward for Australian aged care research.
Our positions are evidence-based, drawn from 40 years of research into healthy ageing, clinical care, and health and aged care systems. We believe there is an important role for research to drive best practice reforms in the aged care sector.
NARI also made significant contributions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, undertaking commissioned research and making several submissions.
Our commissioned research explored integrated models for care, health and housing, as well as national surveys on quality of care for people living in residential care, and home and respite care.
Explore our contributions to the Royal Commission.
The Royal Commission’s Final Report provides a strong roadmap for much needed reform of aged care in Australia.
NARI’s submission draws on our knowledge of what makes good aged care. Residents want to be socially engaged, good relationships with staff members, choice and control over their living space and routines, and opportunities to speak out about what is important to them. Good clinical care is also critically important.
This paper shares NARI’s position on the Royal Commission’s recommendations relating to research and aged care.
This paper shares NARI's position on the recommendations of the Royal Commission relating to the aged care workforce.
This paper shares NARI's position on the recommendations of the Royal Commission relating to the health and clinical care needs of older people in residential aged care.
NARI responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care and the Federal Government’s response.
NARI has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety about the care needs of older CALD Australians.