Whyalla Wins $4m for Aged care Places
Posted on Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he
is pleased to announce aged care funding totalling almost $4 million for
Whyalla Aged Care. “This is fantastic news for Whyalla
aged care and for families looking for good options for their loved ones”, Mr
“The 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round has allocated Whyalla
Aged Care $3 million in capital grants funding with re-current funding for 13
dementia care places and one respite care place totalling $917,000.
“With our rapidly
ageing population, the Australian Government is committed to providing a
sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of our older Australians.”
Whyalla Aged Care
is a not for profit community owned organisation and an approved provider of
aged care services including residential care, community care and retirement
living for elderly people in Whyalla and surrounding communities.
“This comes on top
of the $4m Federal Government contribution supporting the building of the Cedar
Wing which was opened in April last year and underlines the government’s increasing
contribution to aged care in Australia.” Mr Ramsey said this latest allocation means
there are now more than 1600 Commonwealth funded residential aged care places
in the Grey electorate.
“Whyalla Aged Care
is an excellent provider of aged care in the region and offers the elderly and
their families a safe transition into care at a vulnerable stage of life.” Mr
Ramsey said. “The increasing numbers of Home Care Packages are wonderful and
enable more people to stay in their homes longer and more safely, but for many
there still comes a time when that option is not viable and with the loss of
physical and cognitive function seniors need residential care.
for capital works and additional places will enable Whyalla Aged Car to
continue and expand their capacity to provide care for the region’s elderly.”
the 2016−17 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including details of the
successful approved providers, is available on the https://agedcare.health.gov.au/2016-17acar/results.
Contact; Leonie Lloyd-Smith 02 62774967 Canberra 08 8633 1744 Port Pirie