Aged Care Royal Commission – Supplementary submission on program redesign

March 2020

This document responds to Counsel Assisting’s proposals on program redesign discussed at the Royal Commission public hearing on 4 March 2020. It is intended to complement our previous submission to the Commission.

AHPA was pleased to see the Commission’s strong recognition for the need to move away from a rationed funding environment and the need to focus on wellness, reablement and rehabilitation in the aged care environment. However, the role of the allied health workforce in these areas must be specifically highlighted in addition to the medical care and support care workforces.