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Safer at Home

Older Australian are safer at home.

Older Australians shouldn’t have to wait 18 months to get the care we need to live at home.

Most people don’t want to be put in a nursing home.

Many don’t actually need to be there.

COTA Australia is campaigning for every Older Australian who needs home care to get it within 30 days.

We need your support.

Older Australians would rather be in their own home as they age. Older Australians feel safer at home. They’re happier in their own home. They want to stay at home. It’s their right to make that choice. Australian families are being let down by a lack of supports to keep their parents safe at home.

Older Australians are waiting up to 18 months to get the support they need. Too many are being forced into a nursing home because there’s no other choice. Too many die waiting for the care they need.

Help us make sure government funds an aged care system that provides choice, flexibility and control for Older Australians. All Australians have the right to age well at home.

Nobody should be forced into an aged care home they don’t want, don’t need, and that puts them at risk of COVID-19.

Dear Prime Minister, Treasurer and Aged Care Minister,

Older Australians shouldn’t be forced into residential aged care homes they don’t want, don’t need, and put them at an increased risk of COVID-19.

Please fully fund and support care in their home for every Older Australian who needs it, so they can stay safe and well in their own home as they age.