Aged Care Update - Budget 2015

2015 Budget ushers in welcome next steps in aged care reform

Reflecting a largely bipartisan approach, the Government’s first Budget consolidated the 2012 aged care reforms by progressing the reform strategy initiated following the Productivity Commission’s Report Caring for Older Australians. In its second Budget, the Government has gone further. The centrepiece of this year’s Budget initiates the logical next steps towards creating a consumer-driven aged care system by announcing that ‘funding will follow the consumer’ for home care packages, and that the Commonwealth Home Support Program and Home Care (Packages) Program will be integrated to create a single home care program. 

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