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COVID-19 puts Australians off aged care: survey

Last updated: October 18, 2021
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  • October 18, 2021

If the findings of the aged care royal commission had not put off baby boomers considering nursing home care, it seems the pandemic may have done the job.

Almost a quarter of baby boomers are less keen on aged care homes than they were before the pandemic, while another 14 per cent are more enthusiastic about the idea of living at home with visits from a nurse.

That is according to a survey of more than 1,000 Australians aged 56-74 commissioned by the charity RSL LifeCare.