A co-op model can restore dignity to aged care: opinion

10 February 2021

A co-operative or mutual approach can make aged care organisations directly accountable to the people they serve, writes Melina Morrison.

We are now just a few weeks away from the release of the final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Whatever the recommendations from the royal commission are, the lessons of 2020 are beginning to crystalise and these can and should be considered in the context of aged care.

Through the evolving COVID-19 crisis, our sense of citizenship was invoked. There was a call to act and in turn be treated in a way that recognised the value of our humanity and that we exist in an ever-shifting balancing act between our rights and our responsibilities, rather than in a transactional quid pro quo arrangement.

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Aged Care Agenda, 10 February 2021

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