Albanese Allocates $318m For Extended COVID-19 Support in Aged Care Sector
The Albanese government is the federal executive government of Australia, allocating $318 million to extend COVID-19 support for aged care facilities. Starting from 1st, 2024, a new Aged Care Outbreak Management Enhancement will be announced, lasting for a year, to replace the existing COVID-19 contributions. This enhancement is designed to aid all residential aged-care education providers in handling outbreaks. Additionally, a flow workforce will endure to assist aged care homes precious by outbreaks.
Residential aged care, Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) providers are set to receive roughly $940 per resident in 2024 under the current provisions. These measures are revealing of the government’s continuing promise to support the aged care sector in dealing with COVID-19.
The basic payment process will eliminate the need for earners to apply for COVID-19 grants and pay planning and outbreak organization costs. Find the latest information and advice on COVID-19 for aged care providers, aged care workers, and people who access residential or home care.: https://www.health.gov.au/topics/aged-care/managing-covid-19
Quotes attributable to Minister for Aged Care, Anika Wells:
“The Albanese Government endures to make significant investment into COVID-19 aged care support.
“The simplified payment procedure will eliminate the need for providers to apply for COVID-19 grants and subsidize to planning and outbreak administration costs.
“Transitioning to living with COVID-19 reproduces the aged care sector’s increased ability and awareness to manage and improve from future outbreaks.
“Vaccinations, antiviral actions, well-trained and dedicated aged care workers, and greater awareness have all contributed to defensive our older community.”
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