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5,000 more waiting for appropriate level of home care

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The number of people on a home care package has increased by almost 30 per cent over the last 12 months but the number waiting for their appropriate level of care is continuing to grow and people are waiting longer.

The Home Care Packages Program Data Report for the first quarter from July 1 to September 30, released by aged care minister Ken Wyatt on Thursday, shows 126,732 people are waiting for a package that matches their needs.

That’s 5,314 more than the 121,418 who were waiting at the end of June and compares to a wait list of 108,456 at the end of March and 104,602 in the queue last December.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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