Aged and home care provider Australian Unity has welcomed the Federal Government’s 2018-19 Budget commitment to ageing Australians.
“Budget measures to improve the quality of aged care, support for ageing Australians to live in their homes longer and and improve access to aged care, recognise the challenges we face with an ageing population,” Australian Unity CEO Independent & Assisted Living Kevin McCoy said today.
“The measures announced last night address a number of issues confronting ageing Australians, their families and service providers. These range from the need for more residential aged care and home care packages, to making the aged care system easier for people to navigate.”
Mr McCoy said that as a mutual organisation, Australian Unity is committed to making a positive contribution to ensuring Australia meets its social infrastructure needs, now and into the future.
“As the recently released Practical innovation: Closing the social infrastructure gap in health and ageing report demonstrated, there is much work to be done to ensure this country has the right infrastructure to enable ageing Australians to live happy and healthy lives, Mr McCoy said. “While recognising there is much more heavy lifting to be done in this area, we welcome the government’s commitment to addressing some of these challenges in the context of the 2018-19 Budget.”
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About Australian Unity
Australian Unity is a national health, wealth and living mutual company providing services to almost one million Australians, including 300,000 members. Australian Unity’s history as a trusted mutual organisation dates back to 1840. It has grown organically—by continually evolving to provide the services and products needed by the communities it serves—as well as through successful strategic mergers and diversification in to new business activities.