Alkimos site for aged care centre

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A new 120-place residential care centre is to be built at 14 Magellan Rd, Alkimos.

NEW residential care centre providing 25 places for people with dementia and 5 respite places with be established in Alkimos.

The remaining 90 places at the new residential care centre, to be built at 14 Magellan Rd by Aegis Aged care Group, will be general places.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter said the centre would be funded through the 2016-17 aged care approvals round to provide a new aged care service to the area.

“This is an estimated investment of nearly $8 million to ensure that our older Australians live in the best possible environment in their later years,’’ he said.

“With our rapidly ageing population, the federal government is committed to providing a sustainable aged care system that meets that needs of our older Australians.

“As our northern coastal corridor expands there is an identified and increased need in the area for residential aged care places.’’

Mr Porter said 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.

“These short-term restorative care places, worth an estimated total expenditure of up to $34.7m 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.’’

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