Australian families taking their elderly out of aged care and into the home amid COVID-19 | ABC News

The royal commission into aged care will begin investigating how the aged care sector has handled the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost 1,200 elderly people have contracted coronavirus at care homes in NSW and Victoria.

Two hundred nursing home residents have died.

Some relatives are so concerned they’re considering pulling their elderly out of aged care and looking after them at home.

And for some, working from home means that’s now an option.

Ursula Malone reports.

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