Aged care reforms

A much-leaked statement by the Prime Minister today means the detail of a new approach to Aged Care is the hot media topic this morning.

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A much-leaked statement by the Prime Minister today means the detail of a new approach to Aged Care is the hot media topic this morning.

Prime Minister Gillard is due to announce Aged Care reforms which include a $350 million boost to spending on dementia. For those who need to access residential care, it is expected that they will have longer to decide on the best form of funding, and they will not be expected to sell the family home to do so, although a means test will be applied. Costs will be capped and a ‘fairness standard’ will be introduced.

What does this mean?

The above information is ‘expected’ to be announced. Until we have the facts, we need to tread gently about interpreting the rumours. Watch this space for an update as soon as the statement is available.

Should Aged Care provision be means tested?

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Read more about the $350 million boost to spending on dementia







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