Aged Care residents and workers need your help to protect Australia's Aged Care system.
In last year's Budget, the Federal Government cut funding for Aged Care by $1.2 billion. If the Government cuts funding again in this year's Budget, many elderly Australians will not have affordable access to the care they need.
We need your help to support Australia's most vulnerable by stopping further cuts to Aged Care. Aged Care workers and residents need your support today.
This campaign is an initiative of The Aged Care Guild.
Aged Care is an important issue – one that governments should plan for. But at the moment there is no certainty for Australia's Aged Care system because the Federal Government actually cut funding to the sector by over $1 billion in last year's Budget.
Failure to properly invest in Aged Care puts this essential healthcare service at risk. If the Government cuts funding to Australia's Aged Care system again, many elderly Australians will not have affordable access to the care they need and the livelihoods of Australian carers will be put at risk.
We can't let this happen. Aged Care workers and residents need your support today.
Aged Care is about making sure elderly Australians have the help, support and care they require when they need it.
But Aged Care is not just about services – it's about the people it helps in their final years.
These people have worked and paid taxes all their lives, so it is right and proper that they are given a place and care when they most need it. But we cannot take this for granted because Aged Care services are already stretched.
And with an ageing population, this situation will only get worse if Aged Care is not properly supported.
If we don't act quickly we risk the most frail and vulnerable amongst us being left without care or taking up inappropriate beds in the hospital system that should be used to help others.
Aged Care workers and residents need your support today.