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More than 100,000 still waiting for home care packages this Christmas

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The peak body for older Australians has blasted the federal government over official data showing 112,237 people still waiting for a home care package.

In figures released just 32 hours before Christmas, the Health Department's latest quarterly report showed the waiting list for an assessed home care package had shrunk by just 7287 people, with applicants still waiting more than a year for levels two and above.

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Source:
Dana McCauley, 2020, National Seniors Australia (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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