Funding for More Home Care for the Elderly
2018 is focused on aged care. It’s the centerpiece of most conversations in the government. For this year, the government is expected to spend over $100 billion dollars across training. This will increase the coverage for home care services. Home care services will streamline care services for the next five years. According to Ken Wyatt, there is a large waiting list for in-home aged care.
Why the large waiting list?
The reason for the large waiting list is because there is a high demand for home care services and experienced Home Health Aides. Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other facilities are turning to home care services as an additional add-on to what they can provide their members with.
New Policies for Home Care and One Million Jobs!
Government home care packages are ranked from $8,000 to $49,500 a year for those needing a high level of care. The new policies that are being implemented are designed to keep people living at home for as long as possible. Care, at home, has significant advantages. This increase will create more need for skilled workers and drive a development for a competent workforce. With this demand, this will exceed one million jobs by 2050!