Project to identify aged care access gaps in SA

A local council in South Australia is launching a project to identify gaps in access to aged care and health services and barriers to care.

Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council announced the 12-month project last week, following community research that found aged care is the second highest priority for locals.

Chief executive officer Rod Pearson told the Port Lincoln Times the project is about “better understanding current health and ageing needs and the provisions already in place to identify what can be improved and how”.

Locals will be surveyed about the services they are currently accessing, what they can’t access and what they might want or need in the future.

Workforce recruitment and retention will also be reviewed as part of the Council’s strategic planning.

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