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Morrison says military not an aged care silver bullet

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has insisted bringing defence force personnel into aged care facilities as an additional workforce would not be a silver bullet to fix issues in the sector.

Eleven hundred aged care homes are locked down in Australia due to COVID. What have we learnt from deaths in care?

Across the nation, fear of outbreaks has prompted homes to lock down and their residents are suffering the serious physical and psychological effects of isolation and, sometimes, inadequate care, due to major staff shortages. Meanwhile, Government responses to last May’s aged care royal commission’s recommendations have only begun to scratch the surface of longstanding problems in the aged care sector.

Trust in aged care at its lowest in two years: new report

Trust and confidence in the aged care sector has declined sharply this year, according to The Inside Aged Care Report 2021. Indeed the fourth annual report shows trust and confidence in the sector to be at the lowest levels seen since the initial study in 2018.

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