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Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages

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Aged-care groups have spoken out against the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting for home care services.

The government announced on Tuesday there would be an additional $100 million pumped into the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) over a two year period.

But a coalition of various advocacy and not-for-profit aged care groups, including Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, and Baptist Care, were not entirely pleased with the announcement.

They said while the funding boost was welcomed, they were concerned over recently released home care data, which showed a growing number of older Australians had high care needs, but none of the home care services they required.  

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Source:
Maggie Coggan, 2018, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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