In this year’s federal budget the government announced that $17.7 billion in funding will be provided to revamp the aged care sector over the next four years.
This includes $7.5 billion which has been allocated to support older Australians to remain in their own homes and more than $650 million will go towards building up the workforce.
These investments have been welcomed by the aged care sector, but many Aussies are wondering how much difference these reforms will make at a local level. There are challenges facing a significant ageing population residing in Sydney’s North Shore.
Prestige Inhome Care CEO, Thea McCroary, says one of the biggest benefits of the reforms is the increased awareness it creates for in-home care. “The number of families who say to me ‘Gosh, I wish I knew before that was an option’ when we tell them about our services is just staggering.”
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Read the full article in the Mosman Daily here.