Over 30 residential aged care places, worth more than $600,000 have be allocated to the Abel Tasman Village in Chester Hill, under the Australian Government’s Aged Care Approvals Round for 2009-10.
“This allocation of new Government-funded aged care places will ensure that the older members of our local community receive high quality, accessible and affordable aged care,” Mr Clare said.
Mr Ed Wolf, Chairman of the Abel Tasman Village was very happy to receive news that the application for additional beds in the Aged Care Funding Round for 2010 had been successful.
“It is gratifying to see that the Government recognises that small facilitates such as ours, can deliver a quality service to its residents.
“The 31 additional beds will give the local community an opportunity to age in a place with dementia specific and palliative care,” Mr Wolf said.
“As many older Australian’s prefer to receive care in their own homes, additional Extended Aged Care at Home and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages will also be available within our local community,” Mr Clare said.
More information on the 2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round, Round Two of the Zero Real Interest Loans initiative, and the results of the Extra Service Round are available at http://www.health.gov.au/acar2009-10
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