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Rollout of aged care funding boost begins

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The one-off $320 million increase to residential aged care subsidies takes affect from today, the government has announced.

As announced by the government in February, the boost to the residential aged care subsidy equates to an average additional $1,800 per permanent resident (read our backgrounder here).

It will be paid as a 9.5 per cent increase in the subsidy for residents in mainstream residential aged care until 30 June 2019.

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt said the boost provided the sector additional support to deliver quality aged care services while the government considered longer-term reform funding options.

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

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