The Australian Federal Government has just announced an additional $444.6 million in funding for the aged care sector to support staff retention in residential aged care and home care, as well as help with the viability of aged care facilities as the sector continues to provide care for the nation's elderly during the COVID-19 crisis.
PM Morrison says: "This additional funding is focussed on those who are most vulnerable to get them the additional support so they can get access to the essential things they need, particularly through things like meals on wheels and Home Care support and other things older Australians will need going through this time,"
Additionally, the Australian Government is recommending that older people should spend less time in the community just in case. PM Morrison recommends employing social distancing, however, older Australian's don't need to self-isolate.
This drive for seniors to do more self-isolation will just see a growth in mental health issues in nterms of lonliness and depression.
However, the argument that self-isolation for seniors and the elderly for their owhn health as well as that of the community around them does make sense.
How then can we maintain regular contact and assr=ess the physical and mental state of our elderly relatives and clients with such self-isolation being put in place.
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