What the recent budget means for senior Australians

What the recent budget means for the Aged Care Sector
03 April 2019

The 2019-2020 financial budget has been released with the government announcing $21.6 billion in funding for our senior Australians. This is an increase of more than 50 per cent since 2013-2014.  The government aims to provide the aged care sector with better access to care and safer quality care.

The Aged Care sector announcement will see:

  • 10,000 home care packages, adding to the 30,000 home care packages that the government has delivered since 2017-2018.
  • $5.9 billion over two years from 2020 to extend the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
  • $84 million for carer respite over the next four years to support the ‘Integrated Carer Support Service.’ 
  • $185 million investment into research in ageing and dementia.
  • $278 million investment into ‘Putting Veterans and their Families First’ program which continues from the last two budgets.

To find out more about how the 2019-2020 budget announcements click here.

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