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Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.
Reports to Carers Australia and state and territory Carer Associations of difficulties finding residential respite care to support carers of the aged have been increasing.
Carers of people with dementia not only provide more hours of care on average than most other categories of carers, but they are also more likely to experience significant strain, stress and psychological...
Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services.
Despite widespread political and community recognition that the contribution of unpaid family and friend carers is essential to the continuing affordability of aged care and disability care, direct funding...
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.
Carers Australia supports the redesign of dementia supports for consumers with the objective of achieving a more integrated and streamlined system of care. However, we are disappointed that there is less...