The Royal Commission has identified that in its upcoming hearing to be held in Canberra 9 – 13 December it will investigate the interfaces between the aged care and health care systems. COTA believes improvements to the interface between healthcare and aged care systems are essential.
The issues identified in this submission impact many older Australians and the measures outlined here to address these issues have the potential to improve the lives of a large and growing proportion of Australians.
COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the House of Representative’s Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport’s Inquiry into the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill).
The 2018/19 Federal Budget contains a large number of important measures to improve the lives of older Australians, which jointly constitute a significant, positive step towards better preparing Australia for our ageing population of the future.