The amount of unspent funds held by recipients of Home Care Packages (HCPs) has been estimated to total up to $350 million nationally. A survey of aged care providers in late 2017 conducted by LASA indicated that almost half (47.3 per cent) of packages had unspent funds. Of those, 15.9 per cent had unspent funds exceeding $10,000.
Likewise, a recent survey conducted by Stewart Brown found that average unspent funds per client has increased by $1,607 per client to $5,862, up from $4,255 in June 2017.
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