The Federal Government has unveiled a $15 million policy that will allow all Australians over 65 to have a geriatric assessment under Medicare.
The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have announced $14.9 million in extra funding for the states Home and Community Care projects.
The Government will provide a further $48 million over four years for the GPs Panels Fund.
The Federal Government will spend $15.4 million on two palliative care projects
The Minister for Ageing Christopher Pyne and Western Australian Minister for Health Jim McGinty announced today the release of around $922,000 to support Home and Community Care (HACC) services in Western Australia.
Frail aged people, younger people with a disability and their carers will benefit from a joint Australian and NSW Government allocation of $3.96 million in funding for Home and Community Care (HACC) services in New South Wales.
The Minister for Ageing has announced a $250,000 ‘Rapid Response Team’ pilot project to help clients and services held up by ACAT backlogs.