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Funding for Aged Care Respite in the Spotlight

In The Best Interests of Older Australians

Helping older Australians to stay at home through the aid of respite care and other programs deemed in the best interest of the older people. It’s also in the best interest of the state. And, the aged care royal commission is laying this out. The idea is for older Australians to have access to “expanded and improved access to respite”. It also applies to their unpaid caregivers (usually family members).

Under consideration is a separate funding stream for respite and expanded services (think exercise programs). This would enable the focus on the well-being and quality of life of the elderly to be a top priority. Being able to provide respite for the informal carer would help sustain that critical resource provided, which overall makes good fiscal sense, and is valuable to the economy.

For more information please read the full article: Focus on funding for aged care respite


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