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Treasurer unveils 23,000 home care packages, extends mental health support – Sydney Morning Herald

An extra $1.6 billion will be spent on a further 23,000 home care packages in the federal budget and doubled the number of Medicare subsidised psychology sessio…



Home care packages provide funding for at-home services like wound care and medication management along with help showering, cooking and getting dressed. A “basic” level one package pays about $9000 a year and a “high care” level four package pays about $52,000.
The new packages, to be rolled out from November, come after the Aged Care Royal Commission last year identified the home care waiting list as an area needing “urgent action” by the government, describing it as “unfair”, “unsafe”, “crue…

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