Aged care workforce will need to triple by 2050 to meet demand, inquiry hears
About 83,500 extra places will be needed over the next 10 years alone, but service providers say they are under significant cost pressures.
- AAP – SBS
Demand for aged care places will explode over the next decade and require a tripling of the workforce by 2050, the aged care royal commission has been told.
At the same time, funding uncertainty has caused some residential care providers to put development plans on hold.
Recent data shows that 83,500 extra places will be needed over the next 10 years.
That growth compares to an increase of just 33,000 places over the past 10 years.
“That is a…