10 Jun 80,000 new home care packages in this year’s Federal Budget
If your preference is to age in your own home, the announcement of 80,000 new home care packages in this year’s Federal Budget will be welcome news. But what does it really mean and who qualifies? With an ageing population and baby boomers heading towards care years, the demand for home care is increasing. Even once approved for a package, you could have a 1-2 year wait for the funding to be allocated to you. Allocation of an additional 80,000 packages over the next few years, will not clear the list but is a good start. This brings the total home care packages to 275,598 – an increase of 160,000 packages since the 2018 Budget.