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Quality and safety for aged care residents

Older Australians deserve a residential aged care system where they are treated with dignity and respect, where their care needs are met, and where they can maintain their autonomy, capacity and wellness as much as possible. The system will need to adapt to meet the changing needs of its resident population.

VCOSS supports an aged care system that helps people live a good life and where they can maintain a sense of control over their life, contributing to overall wellbeing.

This submission draws on VCOSS’ members first hand experiences assisting and supporting older people, their families and carers in the aged care system.