Part of the solution might be a Medicare-style levy.
Thanks to review upon review, we have plenty of evidence about the problems in aged care. But federal governments have shown 'a lack of willingness to commit to change'.
The free market experiment in residential aged care is failing older Australians. Rebuilding trust in the system starts with valuing residents' rights, and holding government and providers to account.
After the generation of extra jobs and economic activity, it would cost the government only one-fifth of what it spent on it.
The aged care royal commission's recent report on COVID-19 recommended accredited infection prevention and control experts be sent into residential aged care. Here's what that means.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
The aged care royal commission has released its special report into COVID-19. But the recommendations generally fall short, and come too late.
The royal commission into aged care has said government did not prepare the sector well enough for the pandemic.
This year's federal budget should include an aged-care trifecta: expansion in home care, greater transparency, and a rescue package.
Federal Health Department Secretary Brendan Murphy has admitted some COVID deaths in aged care might have been prevented if there had been a quicker public health response.
The premier said Melbourne's restrictions could be eased more than expected on Monday. But from an outbreak-management perspective, we should be careful of easing too soon.
Chris Bowen on the recession, aged care and priorities for health policy.
Michelle Grattan sits down with shadow health minister Chris Bowen
Scott Morrison finds himself besieged on two fronts in the political war over aged care.
If you became suddenly unwell, would your family or health team know your wishes? Here's why advance care planning should be part of Australia's strategic response to COVID-19.
The government continues to pledge funds for the aged-care sector in the face of COVID-19. But this is damage control rather than what we actually need — a co-ordinated, evidence-based national plan.
Scott Morrison is finding, to his great discomfort, the royal commissioners probing aged care aren't keeping their thoughts to themselves until their final report in February.
Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
The state of aged care preparation in the era of COVID is, it seems, in the eye of the beholder.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care put the secretary of the federal health department, Brendan Murphy, firmly in his place.