A July 2019 article highlighted the ongoing and worsening crisis in Australia’s besieged home care system that is escalating as waiting lists increase and wait times blow out. The article reported that of March 2019 there were 129,000 elderly Australians on aged care waiting lists. Aged care organisations have warned that older people are dying or are being forced into residential aged care as they wait for a package at their approved level. The Australian system has 4 levels of care that the elderly can qualify for approval. The lowest care package is Level 1 which has a waiting period of 3 to 6 months, the other Levels have waiting lists of at least 12 months, and in some cases, over 2 years.
This is of course unacceptable and Elysium Cruise Residence® offers immediate capacity in a ‘self-funded’ premium aged care luxury residence with a transparent and expeditious joining process – an elegant and dignified solution to what is a growing, and exponentially accelerating, aging elderly population not just in Australia, but world-wide