Nursing homes and hostels review

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Graycar, Adam
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There are numerous operators in the nursing home industry. The largest cost input comes from the Commonwealth Government and Commonwealth decisions are of significant interest to the State Governments, to Local Governments, to private and voluntary sector operators, to local communities, to families and relatives, and most important of all, to the residents of nursing homes. Some policy issues of fundamental concern addressed in this paper are: Overall Philosophy; Quality of Life; Staffing Standards; Assessment; Interstate Differences; Costs, and who should bear them.
Speech given to the Australian Association of Gerontology, Perth, 24th October 1988, by Adam Graycar, Commissioner for the Ageing, Adelaide, South Australia. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license:
Ageing, Ageing population, Social services, Elderly people, Aged care, Older people, Residential care, Population dimension, Accommodation for the aged, Hostels, Nursing homes