In The Media | 30 June 2015

Taskforce Needed to Address Young People in Aged Care

A Senate Inquiry report into the adequacy of residential care for young people with disability has highlighted the wasted potential of young people who are forced to live in nursing homes, writes Summer Foundation CEO Dr Di Winkler.

Tabled this week, the report by the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee identifies the urgent need to prevent new admissions of young people to nursing homes.

Practical recommendations were made in a range of areas including assessment, information, advocacy and a national rehabilitation strategy that will work collaboratively to prevent new admissions.


Source: Pro Bono News