Aged care gets a boost
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.