Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older people
By working together, we can ensure what is important to Elders, their families and communities is central to the development and design of the aged care reforms.
Let’s change aged care together. Register to participate in future engagement activities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older people are less likely to access aged care, due to a range of barriers including:
a lack of culturally safe care
the complexity of the aged care system
the ongoing trauma and impacts of colonisation
government policies and prolonged discrimination
social and economic disadvantage.
Higher rates of disability and chronic health conditions, co-morbidities, homelessness and dementia also impact access to aged care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
All recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety reference Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Let's change aged care, together
Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.
The changes mean older Australians will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.
To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.