Labor says people are entering residential aged care because they can’t get home support

The year-long wait for extra home care assistance for an elderly Tasmanian man left his wife and sole carer a sobbing mess on the floor unable to find the strength to go on.

Although the dementia sufferer’s federal government-funded home package was providing three 20-minute showers a week and two hours of respite care on a Monday and a Wednesday, it wasn’t enough. The family was pushed to breaking point.

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