Mallee District Aboriginal Services leads aged care fight

MALLEE District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) is at the forefront of Australia’s first comprehensive guide to improve aged care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders.

There are more than 100,000 senior First Australians, and it’s estimated the number of elders aged 65 and over will grow by 200 per cent by 2031. 

Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt recently launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Action Plan, which is the first guide to help families and aged care recipients, as well as providers, to meet the needs of First Australians in residential and home care.

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