Providers say they were facing ‘prolonged financial pressures’ long before pandemic
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Aged care providers are pleading for a further $1.5bn rescue package from the government, with the sector close to “breaking point” as facilities struggle to fund the ballooning cost of complying with Covid-19 safety measures.
In an open letter advertisement in Thursday’s Nine newspapers, providers Anglicare, Baptist Care, UnitingCare and Leading Age Services Australia have warned the sector was already facing “prolonged financial pressures, long before the pandemic”.Continue reading...