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Govt says aged care is a priority, but no additional funding announced

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The aged care sector and its workforce are not forgotten in this crisis, the aged care minister tells Australian Ageing Agenda, but he has not given his support to the sector’s calls for additional funding.

A united aged care sector of seven national organisations representing aged care provider called for a $1.3 billion rescue package for already financially stressed providers this week.

Among their demands were $15 per resident per day for six months worth $546 million to meet direct care costs and $500 million for information technology measures and training to reduce social isolation and loneliness (read more here).

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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