As we prepare to spend Christmas with our family and friends, I ask all Australians to consider the plight of 6,200 younger people who will spend the holiday living in an aged-care facility rather than at home with their loved ones. A distressing situation, which need not be this way.
Almost half of these younger residents are under the age of 59, and sadly, some are as young as 18. In my home state, over 500 Western Australians are inappropriately housed in these facilities. A stroke, an accident, or a degenerative disease could leave any of us, or our family and friends, consigned indefinitely to life in an aged-care facility.
Source: The Huffington Post