Modest progress is being made on the push to end the phenomenon of younger persons living in residential aged care facilities, with 35 younger persons living with disability relocated from residential aged care to more appropriate accommodation, from October-December 2021. But there's much more work to be done, as BIANCA ROBERTS has discovered.
In November, Aged Care News reported that the common practice of utilising RACFs as accommodation for younger people had come at a terrible cost to their wellbeing. Despite Government aims to have no people under the age of 45 living in RACFs by 2022, and under the age of 65 by 2025, little - if any - progress has been made. BIANCA ROBERTS reports