More high-level home care packages rolled out
STARTING this week, the Federal Government is rolling out a further 10,000 high-level home care packages.
The 5000 Level Three and 5000 Level Four packages will be allocated by June 30, 2019.
The additional packages will provide funding for up to $50,000 of care services per person per year including nursing, home assistance, nutrition and meal preparation and transport support.
The government is also working to help 70,000 older Australians keep more money in their pockets. It is reducing the maximum contribution a person is asked to make through the basic daily fee by up to $400 per year for Level One packages, $200 a year for Level Two packages and $100 a year for Level Three packages.
Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt's office advises the government has invested an extra $1 billion a year in aged care services since 2013 and plans to continue this investment through the 2018/19 Budget's $5 billion aged care boost over the next four years.