A $537 million funding boost will deliver 10,000 new home care packages for Australia’s seniors and help deliver quality aged care to seniors in the Bonner electorate.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Morrison Government’s funding boost was in response to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report.
“Not only will this funding deliver extra home care packages, it will help improve medication management for aged care residents with dementia, and help facilitate getting younger people out of residential aged care,” Mr Vasta said.
“Delivering quality aged care is a huge priority for people in Bonner so I’m very pleased our government is providing more support in these areas identified by the Aged Care Royal Commission.”
The Government’s funding package includes the following measures:
- investing $496.3 million for an additional 10,000 home care packages;
- providing $25.5 million to improve medication management programs to reduce the use of medication as a chemical restraint on aged care residents and at home, and new restrictions and education for prescribers on the use of medication as a chemical restraint;
- delivering $10 million for additional dementia training and support for aged care workers and providers, including to reduce the use of chemical restraint; and
- investing $4.7 million to help meet new targets to remove younger people with disabilities from residential aged care
More information on the Morrison Government’s Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report response package can be found here.