Pledge your support to Make Aged Care Fair for people living with MND

Motor neurone disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, leaving people unable speak, swallow, move and eventually breathe. The symptoms leave people with rapidly changing complex care and support needs.

People diagnosed with MND when aged 65 or over are denied access to the NDIS because of their age, forcing them to rely on Aged Care services which are vastly inadequate for people with complex disability needs. Not only is there a huge disparity in the level of care available from the NDIS and Aged care, but eligibility for Aged Care is dependent on available funding, whereas the NDIS offers enforced entitlement.
 
 
All people living with MND deserve access to the right care, in the right place at the right time and that’s why we are calling for the next Government to improve Aged Care for people with progressive neurological conditions like MND.

The problem
Some of the most prominent issues people living with MND are facing with Aged Care are:
  • Being placed on long waiting lists for an Aged Care Package
  • Interim low-level packages are not meeting the needs of people living with MND
  • Unlike the NDIS, access to Aged Care packages is subject to available funding. Not only Is this unfair, people with MND and their families are being pushed into financial hardship

The solution
Will you pledge to Make Aged Care Fair for people living with MND by:
  • Supporting more funding for higher level packages
  • Advocating for fast-track access to Aged Care for people living with progressive neurological conditions like MND
  • Championing the need for an additional assistive technology funding for people with complex disability and communication needs.
Read MND Australia’s full position statement at www.mndaction.org.au/AgedCarePositionStatement

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