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The Retirement Living Council presents this important report and commend it to industry, consumers and governments around Australia: Shared Care.

‘Shared care’ provides three models for retirement village operators to deliver community-based care services under the Support at Home program within the village setting, either independently or through a delivery partner.

The Retirement Living Council, together with its members, has developed these models, showing that significant efficiencies and savings to consumers and government can be achieved, even at moderate levels of uptake.

This is because retirement villages provide scale for delivering these services efficiently and cost effectively by reducing travel costs incurred by service providers, increasing the frequency of service delivery, and enhancing the quality and suite of services by leveraging those already in place at these communities.

Our sector is already providing community-based care for residents at all stages of their care journey.

However, we can and want to do more to ensure that older Australians are living independently for as long as possible by consolidating their home-based care to return a better service to them as consumers and reduced costs for government.

Shared Care is available to Retirement Living Council and Property Council members only, through their online membership portal.

Members, follow these steps to access a copy of the report:

  1. Go to the Property Council website >
  2. Select the profile icon in the top-right corner to login
  3. Enter your email address and password to login
    a. If you can’t remember your password, select ‘Forgot password’ to reset.
    b. If you don’t have a profile, select ‘Join’. This will take you through the steps of creating a profile which will link to your company/organisation.
  4. Once logged in, select ‘Downloads’ from the menu on the left
  5. Select ‘Download File’ under ‘Company downloads’ to download the report

By downloading the report, members agree to not distribute outside of their organisation.

If your organisation would like access to important work being done by the RLC, including this report, our Better Housing for Better Health report and the annual Retirement Census, get in touch with the team to sign up as a member today.

The RLC is the national leadership group for the retirement living sector, championing policies that deliver age-friendly homes and better services in retirement communities across Australia.

The RLC sits within the Property Council’s national advocacy team and is the most powerful voice of the sector, representing for-profit and not-for-profit owners and operators of retirement villages and seniors’ living communities.

We’re excited and energised by the opportunities for the industry and feel enormous pride for the work we do in creating a better future for older Australians.

For more information about membership opportunities available for your business, contact RLC Commercial Director Tomai Morris.