Why not pay families to care?

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.

Eve
Perth, Western Australia

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