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Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck has promised people will be able to hug and touch family members and friends in aged care facilities as part of a plan to allow visitors back as soon as possible. Visitors to residential aged care facilities could still be required to wear masks, undergo rapid antigen testing and maintain social distancing when they return with some protection measures needed to shield unvaccinated workers and residents.

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A new National Centre for Monitoring Dementia is to be established to improve the care for those suffering from the condition along with $25.5 million for new research. Marking Dementia Action Week, the Morrison Government is providing $13 million in funding to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to establish the National Centre, to routinely monitor dementia care in Australia. This will help address critical gaps to support national dementia policy and service provision. A further $25.5 million is also being made available under the Government’s Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care (DAAC) Mission including the release of a comprehensive roadmap and implementation plan to chart the way forward.

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