Views and experience of the aged care system in Australia – April 2021
In April 2021, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods conducted an ANUpoll with a focus on the views and experiences of the aged care system. In this paper we look at the distribution and impact of caring responsibilities, confidence in the aged care system, views on future caring responsibilities, and views on an aged care levy. While there has been a considerable investment of funds into the aged care system in the most recent budget, those funds will only be able to lead to improved outcomes if there is a well-trained and long-term workforce. In the paper we therefore look at views on aged care careers as held by the Australian population.