If the Australian aged care system is to meet the many challenges it faces in the years ahead, research, innovation and technology are vital. The Royal Commissioners are investigating whether the aged care sector and the Australian Government are doing enough to foster much needed developments.
The Royal Commissioners will hold a hearing in the form of a workshop in Adelaide on Monday 16 March and Tuesday 17 March 2020.
During this workshop, Counsel Assisting will explore with a wide range of Australian and overseas witnesses whether there are barriers in the current system to fostering innovation, translating research into practice, and using technology to improve the lives of older Australians, and if so, what can be done to overcome those barriers.
Evidence will be led about exciting innovations taking place in aged care, including those designed to help people stay in their own homes for longer. Witnesses will be asked about how those innovations can be more widely used.