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Aged care royal commission hears how home care should be an urgent priority – ABC News

An inquiry hears how home care should be prioritised over residential care for older people — as the Federal Government announces $70 million to support the elderly moving back to family homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care has heard calls for a major shift in how Australians care for the elderly.
Key points:

  • The royal commission is this week looking at home care for the elderly
  • The Federal Government has announced $70 million in extra funding for people moving out of aged care and into family homes during the pandemic
  • There have been 412 COVID-19 deaths among the 200,000 people in residential aged care

Senior Counsel Assisting Peter Gray QC s…

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