Privatisation of "public" utilities with exponentially rising costs, educational facilities and now home aged care has gone too far.
This is a societal malaise that has crept insidiously across the Australian landscape, all for a fast dollar and government economic rationalisation.
But it has become deleterious to our wellbeing and could be life-threatening.
Lives are at risk in privatising home care for people with little or no voice or energy to fight for their rights.
My parents, in a period of emergency, depended on family and home care to survive.
My father, left incapacitated after suffering multiple strokes and my mother/carer, laid up with a major back injury after a fall, needed the entire family to rally together for support, but even then home care was essential to allow them to stay in their own home.
Restrictions applied and home care hours were tight and in huge demand. There was little they could do and certainly not immediately.
The scrimping and general cost-cutting (to ensure profits for an overpaid executive and shareholders) will see our elderly put at risk with little or no funds for cross checks and balances.
Remain in your home at your own risk in the future.
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