A five-year review of aged care reforms championed by the former Secretary of Finance and current Chair of the Aged Care Sector Committee, David Tune includes 38 recommendations.
Some of these recommendations include flexibility for the aged in the residential care of their packages, increase to more access to home care packages, easier accessibility of the My Aged Care website, and improved sustainability of aged care to meet projected demands.
“A key message from the review is that ongoing engagement and collaboration with older people, their carers, families, care providers and aged care staff is vital to ensure we continue to deliver quality support and care – our older Australians deserve nothing less”, said The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP.
Following the release of the review, the Minister says he is pleased to be announcing the 6,000 extra high need home care packages (Level 3 and 4) and a $20 million My Aged Care revamp.
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) CEO Sean Rooney welcomes the home care package increase, but says the peak body also notes, with disappointment, the government ruling out some recommendations without due consideration.