The policy shift to consumer directed care will be an illusion for many disadvantaged groups in society unless governments dedicate more resources to promote the decision-making capacity of all older Australians, said Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees.
Progress but still a way to go, is the finding of an annual review of access for CALD people to government agencies and funded services. And the new MyAgedCare gateway service is a disappointing case in point, says FECCA’s Pino Migliorino.
Minister Butler has introduced the five bills that underpin aged care reform into the House of Represenatives for debate. The government now seeks the support of the Opposition, Greens and Independents to pass the bills.
At around 11.30am today, PM Julia Gillard and Minister Mark Butler, officially announced its response to the PC’s aged care inquiry. Read the details, as the government presented them.