The release of the latest data on the Government’s home care packages has revealed 56,635 older Australians are languishing waiting for home care.
The Government can find $17 billion for the big banks but has failed to deliver one new dollar of funding for aged care. The Governments ‘baby boomer’ Budget has been further exposed as a cruel hoax on older Australians.
With the waiting list growing by almost 4,000 older Australians in just three months, the 3,500 new home care packages a year committed in the Budget won’t come close to keeping pace with demand. The Government must come clean on when the 14,000 packages announced in the Budget will be released.
Source: Department of Health
Updated: 27 August 2018