Private aged care facilities must be rigorously regulated and audited. Regulation of private aged care facilities must be strictly enforced. Strict financial penalties must apply for violations that will fund further compliance monitoring.

Aged care facilities are predominantly privately owned by small, medium and large enterprises. This has resulted in a low standard of care at a much higher cost to the individual or family. Furthermore, the private ownership of aged care facilities has resulted in fraud, assault and unlawful killing for profit. Therefore, it is indisputable that aged care facilities require rigorous regulation and enforcement.

# Public Policy