Government spending on the rise for aged care

| 01 Aug 2016

The aged care sector has received a 44 per cent increase in government funding from 2009-10, in line with a dramatic increase in the number of residential and home care places required. Two thirds of the $15.8 billion spent in 2014-15 was on residential aged care, with 27 per cent of residents requiring high levels of care.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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