Help wanted to decide location of new aged care places
Tuesday, 15th May, 2018
NEW residential aged care places have been promised in the budget, but where should they be?
The government is now consulting with stakeholders to find out where in the country these places are most needed.
Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said a wide range of stakeholders were invited to take part.
“We are keen to hear about the gaps in current aged care availability, not just in terms of locations but in terms of special needs and the requirements of particular groups, such as people from regional, rural and remote areas and people living with dementia,” he said.
Ensuring thousands of new residential aged care places are located where they are most needed is the aim of a national consultation process underway from today.
Stakeholders will be sent an email with a link to the consultation hub, where they can fill in a survey form about unmet demand for aged care within a local area.
National peak aged care organisations, Aged Care Assessment Teams, Primary Health Networks, local councils, consumer groups and aged care approved providers are among those who will be invited to take part.
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