“Claims by Council of the Ageing (COTA) Chief Ian Yates that under the Productivity Commission’s aged care funding proposals less family homes need to be sold are misleading. The nature of Yates’ claims bring into question whether COTA is pursuing its stated aims of representing the interests of older Australians ,” said Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.
“CPSA interprets Prime Minister Gillard’s speech on aged care today as a series of coded messages, signalling the Government is gearing up to make a grab for frail older Australians’ home equity,” said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.
“On Monday 8 August the Gillard Government will release the Productivity Commission’s final report on aged care funding, which is likely to feature funding recommendations that would force people to sell or reverse mortgage the family home when they need aged care,” said CPSA Policy Coordinator Paul Versteege.
PENSIONERS and retirees with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) are set to be overcompensated under the $23 per tonne carbon price, but some will get more than others.
PENSIONERS and concession card holders who use lifesaving medical equipment like a home dialysis machine will get an extra $140 to help pay for the higher cost of electricity under a carbon price.
IT seems the Productivity Commission is spinning big time after handing their Caring for Older Australians report to Minister for Ageing, Mark Butler.