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Most people waiting five months to enter residential care

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The time between an older person’s approval and entry into residential aged care continues to rise while the sector’s occupancy rates drop further, new government figures show.

The Federal Government spent $13.2 billion on residential aged care in 2018-19, up from $12.4 billion the previous year, the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2020 show.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2020, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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