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Final report from Aged Care Royal Commission due this Friday

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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is due to hand down its final report on Friday. Image courtesy Cristian Newman. 

Dementia Australia says the release of the final report by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, due to be handed to the federal government on 26 February, will be a defining moment for all Australians.

CEO Maree McCabe says the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a once in a generation opportunity to transform dementia care and the aged care system overall.  

“We expect the federal government and the sector will commit to significant investment and transformation that will make a profound difference to the experience of people affected by dementia –now and for generations to come,” Ms McCabe said.

Thousands of people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers have shared their very personal, often traumatic and confronting experiences directly with the Royal Commission as witnesses, through submissions, by attending roundtables and community forums since September 2018.

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