We all deserve to age in comfort and with dignity, wherever we live.
Sadly, over recent years this right was denied to many older Australians because as a country, we neglected to fix a broken aged care system.
But two and a half years after calling the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government has now fully responded to the recommendations made.
That response includes the largest federal budget allocation into aged care in Australia’s history. Valued at $17.7 billion over four years, this money will go a long way to helping improve the quality of life for many older people.
Australia now spends half of what comparable countries do on aged care, and while this new investment won’t close that funding gap entirely, it will provide structural relief in many critical areas.
After 20 government reviews in 20 years, this has been a long time coming.
Now the real work begins! With your help we will continue to work closely with the Australian Parliament and the wider community to implement much-needed change and give older Australians the care and support they need and deserve.
AACC Press Releases
12/04/2021 AGED CARE:THE WAY FORWARD