2018 Home Care budget announcements welcomed
REMAINING AT HOME IS OUR DESIRE
FEDERAL BUDGET HOME CARE ANNOUNCEMENTS WELCOMED BY REGION’S
We’re happier and healthier when we age at home rather than in a nursing home. That’s why more Australians are seeking support via the Commonwealth’s Home Care Packages Program to do just so.
As part of recent budget announcements, Treasurer Scott Morrison pledged an extra 1.6 billion dollars for the program which funds service and clinical care purchases to help seniors remain at home.
“The announcement was great news for seniors as more packages will become available,’ says Community Interlink Governance Chair, Suzanne Miller.
“There’s a real trend towards our elderly wanting to stay at home. Largely because we all understand just how good it is for us.”
official launch series
The Community Interlink health service Home Care consortium was officially rolled out across northern and central Victoria and southern New South Wales in early 2018.
The launch was marked by events in five main locations within the consortium’s servicing area including: