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In Home Care Waitlist Blows Out

The waitlist for in home aged care services has increased from 104 000 this time last year to 128 000 people waiting for help.

National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke is demanding the Government uses the federal budget to boost assistance packages.

“National Seniors believes what we need as a matter of urgency is a complete rethink of how home care is funded,” Mr Henschke said.

“The government has no plan for eliminating the overall waiting list, let alone providing much needed help to those people who need it most.

“The government can’t just keep doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.”

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