(ok, I did not preempt)
Yes, there is a good chance we all may be in some kind of care home when we are old. Preempting the ABC Four Corners television broadcast, the government has announced a Royal Commision into care for the elderly. Royal Commissions have extraordinary powers, and we of a certain age all know what will be turned up.
This Royal Commission will cost tens of millions of dollars that could be better spent for care for elderly in nursing homes. According to the esteemed Sir Humphrey Appleby governments usually announce a Royal Commission when they know what the outcome will be. The government will make some new rules, but not address the problem that private profit making care where the primary motive for care for the elderly is a healthy profit return for shareholders, is simply not compatible with good care for the elderly, unless there are strong, enforceable and monitored government rules and regulations.
There is no need for a Royal Commission. We all know that many care places for the elderly are sub standard, and that there are abuses of elderly people in such care.
Perhaps our Federal Government could just govern and enforce regulations and make new ones if there are inadequacies, and such an inadequacy seems to be a lack of mandated number of care staff to patient ratios, depending on care needs.
And take note politicians. Even rich old white people who are in the poshest place suffer from poor care, if not abusive care. This is not just about governing, it is about you.