16 Jan Home Care Continues To Expand
The mid-year Budget update was announced by the Government on Wednesday 16 December and included another 10,000 new home care packages, at a cost of $850m.
This is on top of the 23,000 new packages announced in the October Budget and shows not only an increasing government focus on this part of the aged care sector but also increasing consumer demand for in-home care.
Since 2012, the number of packages have increased by more than 200%, with an additional 50,000 packages announced since the Royal Commission handed down its interim report. By mid-2021 around 195,000 people are expected to be receiving home care packages.