Improving Aged Care

In the 2021-22 Budget, the Morrison Government is committing an additional $17.7 billion in practical and targeted new funding to significantly improve the system.

This includes funding another 80,000 new home care packages, bringing the total to 275,000 home care packages available.

Increasing the time nurses and carers are required to spend with residents.

Making an additional payment of $10 per resident per day to enhance the viability of the residential aged care sector.

Supporting over 33,000 new training places for personal carers, and a new Indigenous workforce.

Providing retention bonuses to keep more nurses in aged care.

Increasing access for respite services for carers.

Strengthening the regulatory regime to monitor and enforce standards of care.

Upgrading essential aged care infrastructure in regional and remote areas.

This brings investment in aged care to over $119 billion over the next four years.

It comes with an absolute commitment to restoring trust in the system and allowing Australians to age with dignity and respect.