More than 6,100 older Australians will live independently for longer following a $325.7 million investment in new home care packages by the Morrison Government.
The extra 6,105 home care packages announced by the Prime Minister this week, brings the total number of additional packages to over 50,000 since the 18-19 Budget, at a cost of more than $3 billion.
Home care package numbers will increase to 164,135 in 2022-23 with funding increasing by 258 per cent due to growth in high-level packages.
“This further investment in home care supports our senior Australians who are seeking assistance to stay longer in their homes. This is really beneficial for those in regional areas,” Mr Pasin said.
The latest investment of $325.7 million toward 6,105 home care packages was another step toward reducing wait times and connecting more senior Australians to essential care sooner.
“We remain focused on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our senior Australians,” Mr Pasin said.
“From additional home care packages, to improvements to medication management, additional dementia training support for workers and funding to ensure younger people can move to more age-appropriate support – the Federal Government continues to prioritise the needs of senior Australians.
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