$1.8M Funding Boost for Aged Care in Pittsworth
Friday, 8 March 2019
Pittsworth’s Beauaraba Living is set to receive a major boost under the Coalition Government’s record investment in aged care services announced this week.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said Beauaraba Living was one of 28 aged care centres across Australia to receive capital grants funding under a $60 million allocation specifically focused on rural and regional areas.
Dr McVeigh said the funding would support a major refurbishment of facilities at Beauaraba Living that will better support residents and staff.
“The additional money will be used to upgrade kitchen, laundry and administrative support services to cater for the additional residents,” he said.
“It will also support the establishment of a Wellness Centre to support the delivery of clinical excellence to residents and the Pittsworth community.”
Dr McVeigh said Beauaraba Living would also receive two additional aged care places.
“These new places will mean local seniors and their families can have more confidence, knowing they have future care options as close as possible to the community they know and love,” he said.
Dr McVeigh said the latest funding success for Beauaraba Living was on top of $500,000 announced by the Federal Government earlier this year.
“I congratulate the team at Beauaraba Living for being so proactive in sourcing funds to provide the best facilities and services possible for this community,” he said.
“Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of announcing $500,000 under the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme,” he said.
“With both grants combined the facility and the community will benefit from $2.3 million of investment in upgrades and improvements at the centre.”
Details on the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes is available on www.agedcare.health.gov.au/funding/aged-care-approvals-round-acar/2018-19-aged-care-approvals-round.
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