Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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New aged care places in Deakin



The Coalition Government has reaffirmed our commitment to ensuring Deakin residents have access to quality aged care by providing $2.75 million to create 42 new residential aged care places in the electorate. .

Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, today announced that Estia Health Ringwood and AdventCare Whitehorse will receive funding through the Federal Government’s Aged Care Approvals Round to provide additional aged care services and expand existing facilities.

“With our rapidly ageing population, we must provide a sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of our older Australians,” Mr Sukkar said.

“Our community want greater choice and control over the care they receive.”

Estia Health is a Ringwood-based aged care provider that offers tailored residential health care based on residents’ needs.

Mr Sukkar said the funding will provide Estia Health with an additional respite care and 3 new general care places. “Similarly, AdventCare in Nunawading offers a number of different aged care options, including rental units, hostel accommodation and high level nursing accommodation,” he said.

“Federal funding will provide 38 much-needed places for dementia patients.”

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.

Information about the 2016−17 Aged Care Approvals Round outcomes, including details of the successful approved providers, is available on the https://agedcare.health.gov.au/2016-17acar/results.

 

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