CARE COST CRI­SIS

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

I ALSO would like to regis­ter my con­cern re­gard­ing the Turn­bull Gov­ern­ment strip­ping $1.8 bil­lion from the aged care bud­get.

My hus­band is in a nurs­ing home. The cost re­quires all of his pen­sion, plus an ex­tra $150 out of mine. I also have to pay for med­i­ca­tion, which is con­sid­er­able and any other costs should he re­quire ex­tra care.

In ad­di­tion to this I have to main­tain my own res­i­dence and meet all the associated costs, while try­ing to pre­vent the dec­i­ma­tion of my life sav­ings, which now pay very lit­tle in­ter­est.

My con­cern is that if these cuts come into fruition, the nurs­ing home will have to raise its fees, mak­ing it al­most im­pos­si­ble to meet them.

I am sure I am not the only one in this sit­u­a­tion. ROSE HOPE, North Beach.

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