Aged care gets a boost

Broome Advertiser - - News -

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has pumped $40 mil­lion worth of grants into re­gional aged care.

Fund­ing through the Aged Care Re­gional, Ru­ral and Re­mote In­fra­struc­ture Grants scheme will be pro­vided in early 2019 to en­able ex­ten­sions, re­fur­bish­ments and im­prove­ments to 117 aged care homes across the coun­try.

Aged Care Min­ster Ken Wy­att said the projects to be funded in­cluded new ac­tiv­ity and bar­be­cue ar­eas, clinic con­struc­tion, so­lar power sys­tems, and se­cu­rity and fire pro­tec­tion im­prove­ments.

“I’ve been im­pressed by the in­ter­est from re­gional care providers and their ded­i­ca­tion to sup­port­ing se­nior Aus­tralians,” he said.

The sec­tor will re­ceive a fur­ther boost of $60 mil­lion via the res­i­den­tial aged care cap­i­tal grants and through the Aged Care Ap­provals Round ex­pected to be an­nounced by April 2019.

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