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Budget goes some way to improving access to home care packages for the aged and their carers.
Increased funding can also have positive effect on carers.
Long-awaited new approach to national carer support services approved.
There is an increasing need for more Home Care Packages for the aged.
Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.
Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services.
Carers Australia is very concerned that the new resident waiting period for carers and others who rely on Government income support will be extended from two to three years.
Following the Government’s announcement today of changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), carers who call an after hours service for a home visit will face high out of pocket expenses.
Our media release regarding proposed changes to after-hours primary care services.