The Turnbull Government is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9911 new residential aged care places with Forde set to benefit.
“I welcome the news of the funding through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round and that Infinite Aged Care in Cornubia will be funded to provide new aged care services or to enable them to expand their current facilities,” Forde MP Bert van Manen said.
“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.”
The new residential aged care places follow the announcement of 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places made available through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round in February 2017.
These Short-Term Restorative Care places, worth an estimated total expenditure of up to $34.7 million a year, provide flexible aged care options that will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness.
“Australians want greater choice and control over the care they receive and these changes do exactly that,” Mr van Manen said.
Information about the 2016−17 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including details of the successful approved providers, is available at https://agedcare.health.gov.au/2016-17acar/results