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Goverment expenditure on home care rises, report shows

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The federal government spent $5.1 billion on home care and home support services in the past year, new figures show, up from $4.5 billion in 2016-17 and $3.8 billion five years ago.

The amount represents about a third of the total aged care expenditure of $18.4 billion for the last financial year, the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services released on Tuesday shows, increasing from $17.6 billion the previous year.

The report shows in the last financial year almost one million older Australians (958,854) were receiving home care, including 830,272 who were getting support through CHSP and HACC and 128,582 on Home Care packages.

A total of 765 416 clients were getting CHSP, a similar figure to the 767,774 in 2016-17.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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