Subsidised mental health services are not available to people living in residential aged care

Mental Health plans, that are available to most Australians, enable people to receive a Medicare rebate for treatment. People in residential aged care are excluded from this scheme because of a ridiculous eligibility classification.

Many older people suffer from depression, perhaps because of the loss of loved ones, reduced independence or chronic health issues. There is no valid reason to deny subsidised treatment to older people in residential aged care, who have contributed so much to our country.

See more information in the link from The Age below:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/health/nursing-homes-story-headline-20161228-gtiqc6