The Multi-Purpose Services aged care program will be expanded in regional, rural and remote areas in five Australian states.
The Federal Government has ruled out the full deregulation of residential aged care places until adequate safeguards can be put in place ensuring provision of care in regional and rural Australia.
An Alzheimer’s Australia NSW discussion paper is calling for flexible, locally appropriate and culturally safe dementia services to meet needs of people living in regional, rural and remote areas.
Multi-Purpose Services that provide aged care in rural areas have received a funding boost, from a multi-government initiative.
A delegation from Australia’s largest network of aged care providers went to Parliament House yesterday to help keep the momentum for aged care reform going, and stick up for those who the free market won’t help.
Health Minister Nicola Roxon has announced new aged care places for a small country town, but the facility to house them is yet to be built.