Here at Aged Care Decisions we are continually humbled by the role that we play in families lives, especially in what is often a difficult time. We see ourselves as not just providing a much needed service to families who require placement of a family member into Aged Care, but also as an advocate for both families and Aged Care Providers.

As such we have been watching with interest to the deliberations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care. The shocking revelations of some situations have bought our team to tears, however on the other side we are fortunate that every day we experience the feedback from our families about the positive side of Aged Care.

We hear stories of Grandma’s who, after moving to Aged Care, are the happiest and healthiest they have been in years as they are no longer under the pressure of having to maintain a house or manage their health care needs alone. We hear stories of families who, after having made the very hard decision to place their much loved Father into Aged Care, are able to sleep at night again after spending years having to care for him around the clock. And we hear these stories every day. It is what keeps us going and what keeps us focussed on what we do. But I am acutely aware that this is not always the case.

At Aged Care Decisions we see the Royal Commission as a turning point for the Aged Care industry. It is the chance for the spotlight to be placed on the areas that need improving so that we can move forward providing the very best of care to our older members of society who have spent so long providing for us.

It will be the first time the attention of our nation will be focused on exactly what measures are needed to improve this vital sector. As an organisation built from the experiences that its two founders had as consumers, we are excited about what lies ahead.

All of this makes both myself and the whole team here at Aged Care Decisions more resolute in our goal to provide choice and transparency in Aged Care in this country.

It is definitely changing times in Aged Care – but change is good when it improves outcomes for those who matter the most, our older Australians.

Warm Regards,

Ken

Ken Ray

CEO Aged Care Decisions & Aged Care Reviews

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