Aged-Care Plan Promised for Culturally Diverse Australians

The Federal Government has announced its intention to release a plan that specifically caters to the needs of older Australians from diverse backgrounds.

Minister for Ageing Mark Butler said at the ‘Cultural Diversity in Ageing’ conference in Melbourne that he plans to release a “CALD specific aged care strategy” before the end of the year.

“The [strategy] we currently have was written in 1995 and almost two decades on I think it's beyond time for us to update it, and make sure that it meets the needs and challenges of the 21st century,” Butler said.

The new strategy will aim to assist older people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) to stay in their homes longer.

The Federal Government has announced its intention to release a plan that specifically caters to the needs of older Australians from diverse backgrounds.

Minister for Ageing Mark Butler said at the ‘Cultural Diversity in Ageing’ conference in Melbourne that he plans to release a “CALD specific aged care strategy” before the end of the year.

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