LABOR LIES AS HOME CARE SUPPORT REACHES RECORD NUMBERS

LABOR LIES AS HOME CARE SUPPORT REACHES RECORD NUMBERS

MEDIA RELEASE

 

30 November 2018

 

LABOR LIES AS HOME CARE SUPPORT REACHES RECORD NUMBERS

 

You can’t believe a word Labor says about aged care – under the Coalition, aged card funding is up, home care packages are up and residential aged care places are up.

 

Caring for senior Australians – including those who need aged care support to remain living independently in their own homes – is one of our Government’s top priorities.

 

The latest home care report shows that more than 95 per cent of people approved for home aged care services are receiving or have been offered home support.

 

We are funding unprecedented expansions of both the Home Care Packages Program and the Commonwealth Home Support Program – including an additional $1.6 billion Budget investment in home care packages and $100 to grow the CHSP.

 

Unlike Labor, the Morrison Government is committed to home care transparency.

 

Under Labor there was zero disclosure and zero transparency.

 

There was no home care prioritisation list and they ripped over hundreds of millions of dollars out of aged care in their last three Budgets.

 

Since the Coalition came to power, Commonwealth aged care investment has grown by around $1 billion a year.

 

Building on this, the aged care budget will rise by a record $5 billion over the next four years.

 

Our Government is listening to older Australians, investing strongly in their care and growing home care services.

 

You can’t believe a word Labor says about aged care.

 

Fact check details on Labor’s aged care lies are available at:

 

https://theconversation.com/factcheck-is-the-coalition-spending-1-billion-extra-every-year-on-aged-care-103323

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-16/fact-check-did-the-government-cut-aged-care-funding/10363758