Compared with many countries in the developing world, which have yet to come up with an efficient, government-subsidised care services for their elderly population, Australia’s aged care sector is ahead of its time. This does not mean that it is entirely free of administrative inefficiencies.
Nonetheless, you can rest assured that if you grow old in the land down under, the government, and even the private sector, got your back.
Australia’s Aged Care Industry
If you are an elderly person in Australia, you can avail of various government programs specifically established to provide aged care. These programs, usually supported and funded by the Commonwealth, state, and local government bodies, are accessible to the population.
Government-initiated assistance for the elderly includes age pensions, disability services and payments and rent assistance, medical and pharmaceutical services, residential services, acute care, and hospital and home care support.
Carers of the elderly could receive assistance as well in the forms of Carer Allowance and Carer Payment.
Aged care software solutions
In order to streamline the processes involved in getting and paying for elderly care services, different software solutions have cropped up in recent years. The shared goal of these software solutions is to ensure as smooth a system as possible from which both aged care providers and recipients benefit.
The recent drop in information technology costs has allowed these aged care software solutions to be more accessible to stakeholders. Whether you run a care facility, or you comprise a one-person team caring for an elderly loved one, investing in these tools have become more practical than costly.
There is a lot to celebrate about the country’s aged care efforts. The best thing is there is still so much to expect by way of improvement.