Federal Funding For Aged Care Improvements In Lyons

Guy Barnett, Federal Member for Lyons Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Three aged care organisations in Lyons will receive more than $5 million of federal government funding, Lyons MP Brian Mitchell has announced today.

Midlands Multipurpose Health Centre in Oatlands will receive more than $3.8 million for 8 new aged care beds, Aged Care Deloraine Inc. will receive $926,672 to assist with staff accommodation on-site, and May Shaw Health Centre Inc in Swansea will receive $503,000 to convert 12 rooms with 6 shared ensuites to single suites, improving the rooms for people with dementia and improving disability access.

The funding forms part of the Albanese Government’s $135 million investment to support 76 projects around the country, delivering improved access to quality aged care services.

The majority of this investment directly supports aged care providers located outside major cities, enabling them to build, modernise and improve services so older people can access care when and where they need it.

This funding will also support the building of critical new staff accommodation, improved services for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and the delivery of more culturally appropriate aged care in First Nations communities.

This funding, delivered under the Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (ACCAP), supports the basic rights of all older people in Australia to have access to safe and high-quality aged care services regardless of where they live.

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