Royal Commission workshops head to Adelaide

Royal Commission Adelaide hearings focus on aged care design

Aged Care Royal Commission
Royal Commissioner Lynelle Briggs will hear from South Australians about the future of aged care. Photo: Sylvia Liber.

Royal Commissioner Lynelle Briggs will hear from South Australians about the future of aged care. Photo: Sylvia Liber.

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South Australians can have their say over the future of aged care.

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South Australians have their chance to discuss aged care on Monday as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality start in Adelaide.

Royal Commissioners Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs are hearing from clients, family members and staff members over two days of workshops about the current state of aged care to better design future programs.

Previous hearings in other major cities have focused on care of people living with dementia, system regulation, access to aged care and clinical care.

The commissioners have already heard from those who have described failings in the current system, including one Canberra woman who said her mother was treated to "unnecessary distress".

Others have detailed problems with aged care facilities, such as missed meals, faulty equipment and patient injury due to inadequate care.

A hearing on the aged care workforce will also be held in Adelaide on February 21.

The commissioners are expected to release their recommendations in November.

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