Cuts to Aged Care

30 Jun

Here is what Kaye Lee found out:

Kaye LeeJune 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm

To just underline the society we now live in…..

Tony Abbott’s $1.7bn cut to the Commonwealth Home Support Program will affect services including Meals on Wheels, respite care, cleaning, maintenance and other in-home services for elderly Australians living in their homes.

The government said the $1.7bn in savings from this measure would be directed to repairing the budget.

A $1.5bn scheme to fund wage increases for the aged-care workforce will also be scrapped, but the money will be redirected into boosting subsidies to aged-care providers by 2.4 per cent.

4 Responses to “Cuts to Aged Care”

  1. catterel June 30, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    It sounds as if Oz is going in the same direction as the UK. Very sorry for the elderly who find themselves in this situation.

    • auntyuta July 1, 2014 at 7:56 am #

      Same direction everywhere, Cat. I think the reason is, that those who already have a lot, think they deserve to have more. What they leave for the poor people is the barest minimum.

  2. aussieian2011 July 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Personally Auntyuta, this whole bloody budget has got me well and truely confused, seems a case of running in circles everytime a new government comes to power.

    • auntyuta July 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      Yea, cheers, Ian, maybe we just have to run in circles for a while. It seems there’s not much difference no matter what government we vote in!
      Aunty Uta 🙂

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