Make Aged Care Fair

For many people living with MND the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has improved their quality of life, and more people than ever have received packages of support that are helping them to maintain their independence and live better, safer and for longer.
 
Unfortunately, the NDIS is not available for everyone and those diagnosed with MND when aged 65 and over are forced to rely on Aged Care - a support service that is designed for age-related conditions and does not offer the provision needed for those with progressing neurological conditions and complex disability needs. The current system has led to many people being pushed into financial hardship or residential aged care earlier than they wish. Many others are waiting for a Community Aged Care Package or assigned a lower level package that does not meet their needs and many are also facing stressful and unnecessary reassessments.
 
We don't think it's fair that people diagnosed with MND later in life don't have access to the right care and support simply because of their age.That’s why we are calling on the Government to Make Aged Care Fair. The campaign asks decision makers to improve access to Aged Care services and make sure people diagnosed with MND when aged 65 and over receive the care, support, aids and equipment they need to maintain independence and stay at home as long as they wish. Read our full position statement on Aged Care here
 
We have raised these issues with decision-makers, but we need your help to make sure they listen. Take action now by using our online e-action to email your federal MP to raise awareness of the issues people with MND are facing and call on Government for changes to Aged Care. All you need to do is click the link below and follow the instructions.

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Tell us your story by emailing mndaction@mndaustralia.org.au

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