The Kalamunda and Gosnells communities are set to benefit from the construction of more than 240 new residential aged care places valued at over $15 million a year in recurrent funding from the Federal Government.
The new places will provide a welcome boost to local care services and are part of the Morrison Government’s record $967 million residential aged care expansion, announced today.
Every one of these new places will mean local seniors and their families can have more confidence, knowing they have future care options in locations as close as possible to the places they know and love.
Burswood Care’s Sunshine Park home in Lesmurdie has been allocated funding for an additional 120 places and MercyCare Maddington has been allocated 123 places to expand its Gosnells home.
Improving and growing local residential facilities and aged care services is fundamental to keeping our communities strong.
Our Government is also supporting older Australians who have complex or diverse needs with specialist places, especially to care for those who are living with dementia.
The new residential aged care expansions announced today represent Australia’s largest ever allocation of residential aged care places, a 36 per cent increase on the last round of allocations, in 2016–17.
Senior people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, veterans and LGBTI seniors will have priority access to almost a quarter of the new aged care places.
I congratulate both local aged care providers on securing these new aged care places and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding flow to our communities.
The Morrison Government is boosting annual aged care investment by $5 billion over four years.
Details of the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including successful providers, are available at www.agedcare.health.gov.au/funding/aged-care-approvals-round-acar/2018-19-aged-care-approvals-round.