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Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended the Coalition’s spending on aged care services after announcing a Royal Commission into the sector. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

FactCheck: is the Coalition spending ‘$1 billion extra, every year’ on aged care?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the Coalition’s spending on aged care as preparations for a Royal Commission into the sector get underway. We asked the experts to crunch the numbers.
Previous reviews into aged care have come up with findings sure to be repeated in the royal commission. rawpixel unsplash

We’ve had 20 aged care reviews in 20 years – will the royal commission be any different?

Four Corners this week revealed understaffing and poor staff training in aged care. These issues have also been found in previous reviews into aged care.
There are currently no rules to ensure that aged-care facilities provide a comfortable indoor environment. University of Wollongong

Getting the temperature just right helps people with dementia stay cool

People with dementia can become agitated or distressed when the temperature isn't right, but some aged-care facilities aren't designed or operated to keep them comfortable.
The situation for older Australians isn’t what was envisioned when the Aged Care act was introduced in 1997. from shutterstock.com

Australia’s aged care residents are very sick, yet the government doesn’t prioritise medical care

Twenty years since the Aged Care Act was introduced, the situation for older Australians remains dire. They're sicker and have more complex care needs, but little access to medical care.

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