Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy 2020-2025

The initiative includes $10.6m in the 2020-21 Budget for a national network of system coordinators to help younger people find age-appropriate accommodation and supports to allow them to live independently in the community.

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring no younger person (under the age of 65) lives in residential aged care unless there are exceptional circumstances. The strategy includes the following targets:

  • no people under the age of 65 entering residential aged care by 2022;
  • no people under the age of 45 living in residential aged care by 2022; and
  • no people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care by 2025.

 

 

Download Strategy (off-site)New funding and support strategy for younger people living in aged care media release (off-site)
Topics:
Disability service providers, Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Department of Social Services (DSS)

Source:
Australian Government

Date published:
Wed 30th Sep, 2020