Government funds provide some relief for the aged care sector
UnitingCare Australia welcomes today’s announcement of an injection of $662 million into residential, home and community aged care. We congratulate the Government for continuing to act on pressing issues in this important community service sector, directing funding at some of the key areas of need.
As a result of today’s announcement 10,000 older Australians will now be relieved that they are able to access services for which they have already been assessed – some as long as 18 months ago. However, the government must continue its efforts in this direction, as more than 100,000 still remain on waitlists for home care packages that meet their care needs.