The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
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Consumers on interim packages are dying or ending up in residential facilities before getting their appropriate care, according to a survey of home care providers.
The number of older Australians waiting for the right level of care is continuing to grow with the latest figures showing almost 128,000 are queued for a home care package matching their need.
The number of people on a home care package has increased by almost 30 per cent over the last 12 months but the number waiting for their appropriate level of care is continuing to grow and people are waiting longer.