15 February 2021
A coalition of aged care organisations is warning that almost 100,000 Australians are still on the waiting list for a Commonwealth home care package.
The newly formed Australian Aged Care Collaboration says 16,000 Australians have already died while waiting for a government-subsidised home care package.
The Collaboration has launched a national campaign today targeting 15 marginal seats, which represent some of Australia’s oldest communities, calling on the Government to address these shortages.
The campaign comes as the Aged Care Royal Commission is due to hand down its final report next week.