If we want to get serious about actually fixing our broken aged care system, we'll need to start by confronting some hard truths. So here’s one: the aged care funding crisis is now so deep the government can’t realistically fix it with taxpayers’ money.
To understand what I mean, take a quick look down the abyss.
Let’s start with the soaring need for home-care packages. These packages are designed to help seniors who want to stay in their own homes...
Pat Garcia is the CEO of Catholic Health Australia, Australia’s largest non-government group of health, community, and aged care services. Pat has a wealth of experience in public policy development, public affairs, and the law. He has worked in the private sector as a financial analyst and corporate lawyer, in the public sector as a senior adviser in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Captain in the Australian Army Legal Corps, and as a political strategist in the Labor Party and in the Office of the NSW Premier.