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2021 eTalk #3 - Aged care: the Royal Commission and beyond

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  • Overview

There has been an intense focus on aged care reform for the past two years culminating in COVID-19 placing the sector under the microscope like never before.

APA Board Vice President and titled Gerontological Physiotherapist Rik Dawson looks back at APA’s strong advocacy, impact and position during this time and outlines what lies ahead in 2021.


Topics covered include:

  • APA advocacy background
  • Highlights of APA presentation at the Royal Commission in 2020
  • Aged Care Royal Commission recommendations and Federal Government response
  • Outcomes – including COVID response resulting in increase in Medicare Chronic Disease Management items for aged care and group exercise classes for residential aged care
  • Exploration of new aged care funding instrument Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN- ACC) – implication for physiotherapy
  • Advocacy next steps




Rik Dawson, APAM


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1 hour


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