Physicians call for aged care budget
Source: Australian Ageing Agenda, 13 March 2012
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is calling on the Australian Government to respond to the Productivity Commission’s report into Caring for Older Australians (2011) and include aged care reform in the 2012-13 Federal Budget.
The RACP says Australia’s current health and aged care system is ill-equipped to cope with the increasing demands of an ageing population, and reform is urgently needed.
According to RACP President, Professor John Kolbe, the Australian Government must ensure that aged care reforms are integrated with national health reforms to deliver more seamless and coordinated health and aged care services to older Australians. Read more