The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced 130 new aged care places will be delivered across Knox.
Announced as part of the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR), the new aged care places will help meet demand for quality aged care services in the Knox community.
Clovelly Cottage in Boronia will receive 30 new places, with veterans and people who are financially or socially disadvantaged receiving priority access to more than half of those places.
EACH Eastern Metro, a new provider, will receive 40 new places to be established in Bayswater. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will receive priority access to 15 of the 40 new places.
Tabulam & Templer Community Care in Bayswater will receive 60 new places.
Mr Tudge said the new aged care places are a welcome boost for Knox.
“The announcement of 130 new aged care places is great news for older Knox residents,” said Mr Tudge.
“The new aged care places will help older Knox residents including veterans, those less fortunate and those from diverse backgrounds.
“Older Knox residents want and deserve to have the support and care they need to live active and healthy lives, and to continue to choose the aged care services they need,” said Mr Tudge.
The ACAR is the process that allocates funding for new Government residential aged care and home care places and for capital grants each year.
More information on the 2014 ACAR is available at: www.dss.gov.au/2014ACAR