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Pandemic creates prime opportunity for change: academics

There has never been a better time to fix aged care than now.

The pandemic has opened wide the existing cracks that run through the sector and academics from the University of Melbourne believe this makes now the time for action.

Writing in Pursuit – the university’s research and commentary website – the academics argue that we should be developing processes to strengthen older people’s social networks, community connections, health, and to help people to grow old at home.

We should reimagine the way we view ageing and start talking about it at a young age. If younger generations have a say in how we care for the elderly, we might be able to change things for the better.

Professor Cassandra Szoeke – Director of the Healthy Ageing Program, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne – joins Aged Care Insite to talk about what comes next.

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