Older residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have better access to residential aged care services with the Australian Government announcing 180 new residential aged care places worth an additional $11.8 million per year.
This additional funding will benefit thousands of older Australians considering a move into residential aged care.
Additional residential care places are being funded at Martha’s Point Aged Care facility in Mount Martha, Ti Tree Lodge in Rosebud West and the new Japara Aged Care in Rye.
The Mornington Peninsula has the second highest older population in Victoria, with more than 30 per cent of residents aged over 60.
With our rapidly ageing population, the Turnbull Government is committed to providing a sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of our older Australians.
The Government is providing an additional $649 million per year to support thousands of new residential aged care places across Australia.
The new residential aged care places follow the announcement of 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places available through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round.
These Short-Term Restorative Care places, worth an estimated $34.7 million 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 www.health.gov.au