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Home care wait list drops – but not enough

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There’s been a small drop in the number of older Australians waiting for a home care package, but the peaks aren’t celebrating yet.

The latest government figures show 96,859 older people were waiting for a HCP at their approved level at the end of December, representing a marginal reduction from the previous quarter when there were 99,268 in the queue.

Almost 60,000 of those waiting for their assessed level of home care package were receiving CHSP.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Ageing Agenda website.

 



Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2021, Community Care Review (https://communitycarereview.com.au)

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