Extra home care packages welcomed

Extra home care packages and other welcome aged care measures in the 2018 Federal Budget will provide relief for older Australians.

COTA Australia has welcomed 20,000 new high-level home care packages for older Australians over the next four years and measures to make our aged care system easier to navigate for consumers.

COTA Australia Chief Executive Ian Yates said the 14,000 additional packages added to 6,000 announced in MYEFO, together with increases already in the Budget projections, will mean an additional 34,000 Level 3 and 4 Packages over the next four years – an increase of 86 percent.

“With 60,000 people currently waiting for a package more clearly needs to be done but this will make a substantial difference,” Mr Yates said.