As per recent reports, it has been declared that the older generations will no longer have to spend from their pockets to avail the in-home care services.
It has been discovered that the newly introduced measures concerning the in-home care packages, worth $3.7 billion package, have included almost double the number of packages provided earlier.
It has been revealed that with the implementation of this plan, will help the aged people secure their place at the care places by either paying lump sum or they can pay out in installments.
It has been suggested that the program will help the old people save their family homes, which earlier they had to sell in order to obtain a place for themselves in the care homes.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, while putting forward the policy, said, “When we’ve had policy debates about ageing in the past, losing the family home was the great fear. Now with this policy, the family home will be at the centre of how we will deliver aged care”.
She asserted that the out of the $3.7 billion package, about $1.9 billion would be spent on improving the conditions for the elderly people, which would include money spent on the in-home care packages, payments for the care providers and an increased payment for all those care providers, who have been working for more than five years to provide services to elderly people at their homes.
Further, $1.2 billion, will be deployed to raise the salaries of the working class, this would help decrease their pressure. Nevertheless, $268.4 million will be spent on the patients suffering from dementia and the services provided to them.
Moreover, it has been declared that to further, help the elderly people decide better, a list of all those providers, which lack in giving good services, will be put online on the site My Aged Care.