Safer at Home is calling on the Federal Government to ensure no one is forced to wait longer than 30 days for the home care package they are assessed to need, by funding an additional 60,000 home care packages in this Budget.
While certain aged-care providers will doubtlessly be found guilty of terrible failures, the system that allowed them to let older Australians die due to neglect of standards must also be addressed. It now needs to radically and fundamentally change.
A Federal Government funding injection of $205 million for residential aged care providers has been welcomed by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia as a sensible supplement to help providers cope with the additional demands arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
Today’s announcement that the Federal Government will drop the deeming rate and provide new payments to people on income support, as well as time limited measures to support self-funded retirees, will come as welcome news for older Australians, older Australians peak body Council on the Ageing (COTA
A Commonwealth funding injection of $444 million to further support the aged care industry and older Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak has been applauded by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia as a necessary step to maintain aged care staffing levels and expand home care services.