Regional aged care improvements pitched

June 8, 2023 1:22 pm in by
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The Council on the Ageing (COTA) has requested more funding for regional communities ahead of next week’s state budget.

As a quarter of the state’s population aged 50 and older are living in regional South Australia, COTA has prepared a priority snapshot for the state government with a major focus on health.

It includes tackling the critical shortage of health practitioners in regional areas, developing an Ageing in Regional South Australia strategy and increasing funding for Community Passenger Networks across the regions.

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Other focus areas include the cost of living, and improving access to technology, transportation, and support for those aged over 50.