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Sarah Lennon, Executive Director of Sage Advocacy, joins Ken Murray on LMFM'S Michael Reade Show to discuss Sage Advocacy's new discussion document "Choice Matters".
Choice Matters, details why the experience of Covid-19 shows that the current long term support and care system in Ireland was “totally inadequate to safeguard vulnerable older people”.
It also examines how the “dangerous architecture” on which the current system of care in congregated settings for older people is built, presented major difficulties in responding to the challenges of Covid-19.
Choice Matters highlights key long term care issues in Ireland and provides a policy action framework for an alternative model of long-term support and care which could be progressed through the Government’s proposed Commission on Care.