Updated MND Australia's Position Statement 'on Aged Care and People with MND'

MND Australia believes:
- People diagnosed with MND must have access to a range of services to meet their disability
needs irrespective of where they live, their age or which sector funds the service
- Access to reasonable and necessary government funded disability supports based on the age
of a person when they acquire, or are diagnosed with, a disability is discriminatory and
contravenes article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities
- Investment in Home Care Packages to reduce waiting list for higher level care at home, as
recommended in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report1,
will improve the lives of thousands of older people, reduce the need for residential aged care
and boost home care sector employment opportunities during a time of rising unemployment

Further details on the Updated MND Australia's Position Statement 'on Aged Care and People with MND' can be found here.