More local pensioners and retirees are set to receive the care and support they need, with the allocation of a further 219 residential aged care places across the electorate.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the local service providers that were successful in receiving funding under the Federal Government’s Aged Care Approvals Round.
“The Coalition Government is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9,911 new residential aged care places and local pensioners and retirees are set to benefit,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Across the electorate, four local service providers will share in $14,344,500 to create 219 residential aged care places in the community. This is a great boost for elderly locals who need extra care.”
Service providers allocated further residential aged care places include:
40 places to the Churches of Christ Care Fassifern Aged Care Service for dementia patients;
9 places to the Tabeel Hostel;
90 places to Jimboomba Aged Care for dementia patients; and
80 places allocated to Jimboomba Aged Care Plus for respite services and dementia and mental health patients.
“Our local area is one of the many rural and remote regions across Australia that will benefit, with 27.4 per cent of all residential places allocated to non-metropolitan areas,” Mr Buchholz said.
“More residential aged care places in our area means locals can get the care they require close to their families and in their hometowns.”
For more information about the 2016−17 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including details of the successful approved providers, visit https://agedcare.health.gov.au/2016-17acar/results.