My Government is taking strong action to respond to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report released on October 31, by increasing home care packages, reducing chemical restraints, and getting younger people out of residential aged care.
We will deliver a $537 million funding package to respond to the Interim Report, across the identified three priority areas, including;
investing $496.3 million for an additional 10,000 home care packages;
providing $25.5 million to improve medication management programs to reduce the use of medication as a chemical restraint on aged care residents and at home, and new restrictions and education for prescribers on the use of medication as a chemical restraint;
delivering $10 million for additional dementia training and support for aged care workers and providers, including to reduce the use of chemical restraint; and
investing $4.7 million to help meet new targets to remove younger people with disabilities from residential aged care.
Full details of the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report response package is available here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/response-aged-care-royal-commission-interim-report