I care for my mum who is 99 years of age. I was assessed and rejected for a carer’s payment. I only receive a carers allowance from the Government.
Yet my mum can get services from an aged care provider who charge us a fee of $95-110 for a home visit from a physio for (a visit of) under half hour, plus an administration fee of $300 to maintain my mum’s file.
I would just like to know why the Government cannot give that same money to the family to provide 24/7 assistance to their loved ones.
I am sure if the Government does this, there are many families who would keep their loved ones at home instead of putting them in residential aged care.
Perth, Western Australia