More than 39 new aged care places will be delivered across the Parkes Electorate, worth an estimated $2.3 million, following the conclusion of the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the additional places would help meet demand for quality aged care services in our community.
“This highly competitive ACAR clearly demonstrates renewed interest in aged care, following recent changes aimed at supporting service viability, reducing their compliance burden and increasing business flexibility,” Mr Coulton said.
“This was the highest number of residential aged care places sought through an ACAR since 2007.
“Older Australians in Western New South Wales will benefit from the 39 new residential aged care places announced through this Round.
“A further 133 new home care places within the Parkes Electorate will help older Australians remain living in their own home for as long as possible.
“Maranatha House at Wellington has been allocated a $3 million capital grant to help them upgrade their facilities which is very welcome news for the community.”
“The Government believes older Australians want and deserve to have the support and care they need to live active and healthy lives, and to continue to choose the aged care services they need.
“I am pleased that new aged care places will help meet the growing aged care needs of older Australians in the Parkes Electorate.
The ACAR is the process that allocates funding for new Government residential aged care and home care places and for capital grants each year.
More information on the 2014 ACAR is available at: www.dss.gov.au/2014ACAR