New Aged Care Beds for the ACT


Under the latest Federal Government Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) 261 new residential and home aged care beds have been recommended for the ACT. The allocation of more than 17,800 new aged care places nationally through the 2014 ACAR marks an important step forward in the Government’s continued changes to aged care.

 

“The 261 new residential and home care places will help meet the growing demand for aged care facilities throughout the ACT,” Senator Seselja said today.

The key results of this year’s ACAR nationally are:

  • 11,196 new residential aged care places worth an estimated $660.5 million in annual recurrent funding;
  • 6,653 new Home Care Packages worth an estimated $173.1 million in annual recurrent funding; and
  • $103 million in capital grants to enable new or existing providers to undertake necessary capital works programs.

The total number of recommended new residential care places in the ACT is 211 and the total number of recommended home care places is 50 with a combined estimated value of more than $13.5 million.

“By providing a mix of both residential care and home care places there will be a greater choice for older Australians and improved access to the types of services which will enable them to continue to live active and healthy lives.

“I’m particularly pleased to see that a number of Canberra facilities will benefit from the latest ACAR including Calwell Community Aged Care in Calwell, St Nicholas Home for the Aged in Kingston and All About You RSL LifeCare @ Home in Lyneham.

“The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring our growing aged population is properly cared for and the facilities and support services they need are easily accessible,” Senator Seselja concluded.

Further information on the latest ACAR and the successful applicants can be found at www.dss.gov.au/2014ACAR