Leading Age Services Australia's (LASA) election campaign is now in full swing, with the launch of their campaign video.
LASA is calling on all candidates contesting the Federal election to reverse the $3.1 billion cut from Australia’s aged care system since 2014. This includes a $1.7 billion cut to the care of seniors with complex care needs living in residential aged care.
LASA CEO Sean Rooney said there has been an ongoing failure by Governments to work cooperatively with the sector to properly plan for, and fund aged care services to meet the growing demand.
“The cuts target services such as medication assistance, pain relieving treatments, and other care interventions for the most frail and unwell older Australians receiving aged care services,” Mr Rooney said.
“Today, aged care is a vital issue for some 3.6 million Australians aged 65 and over. In ten years, this number is projected to increase to almost 5 million, an increase of 37 per cent.”
Inform your local MP that they should reverse the $3.1 billion in Aged Care cuts. Contact information for Members and Senators.