Talkback: how are lockdowns affecting aged care residents and loved ones? – Life Matters

Several NSW aged-care residents have contracted the Delta strain of coronavirus, as that state continues to grapple with the latest outbreak.

More than 20 residents contracted the virus in one Summer Hill facility alone in Sydney’s inner west.

With many aged care homes across the country locking down, what impact is the pandemic having on residents and their loved ones? And have we acted on lessons already learnt in the pandemic?


Professor Kathy Eagar, Director of the Australian Health Service Research Centre at the University of Wollongong.

Geoff Rowe, Chief Executive Officer for Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia, which is part of the Older Persons Advocacy Network

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