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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety held the Sydney Hearing 4 to address some of the key design issues for a new home care system. The hearing ran from Monday 31 August to Wednesday 2 September 2020.

At this hearing, the Commissioners examined some of the key design issues for a new home care system and looked at how to transition to a new system.

Date: 31 August - 2 September 2020

Location: There was no public access.  Video recordings of previous public hearings can be accessed here.

Time: 10am AEST

It appears that older people would prefer to stay in their own homes should they have a need for support and care, according to recent research commissioned by the Royal Commissioners. A transcript of this research titled What Australians Think of Ageing and Aged Care is available here 

The improvement and expansion of aged care in people's homes and their communities were key submissions made by Counsel Assisting at the Adelaide Hearing 4 Future aged care program redesign. 

At this hearing in Sydney, Commissioners considered key features, including:

  • employment and engagement arrangements for home care workers
  • qualifications and training for home care workers
  • safeguards for older people receiving care in their homes
  • regulation of aged care services delivered to people in their homes and in the community.

The witness list for this hearing is available here.


The transcript of Monday 31 August 2020 can be read here 

The transcript of Tuesday 1 September 2020 can be read here

The transcript of Wednesday 2 September 2020 can be read here

Aged Care Royal Commission

Phone: 1800 960 711

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Web: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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