Adopting a successful aged care model provided by New Zealand’s four largest retirement living providers could help solve Australia’s health crisis, a new discussion document reveals today.
The discussion document, commissioned by Ryman Healthcare, New Zealand’s largest retirement living and aged care provider, lays out a blueprint for reforming Australia’s underfunded, underperforming and unprofitable aged care sector.
It concludes that widespread adoption of a Continuum of Care model would provide a better quality of care for older Australians, reduce the cost of the aged care system on the taxpayer, alleviate pressure on the public health system, and increase housing supply.
The Continuum of Care model, whereby retirement living and aged care services are integrated within one village community, is widely adopted across the Tasman.
All of Ryman’s 38 retirement villages in…