Released: 26 May 2017
The Turnbull government has announced funding to give almost 10,000 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.
The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said today that the government is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9911 new residential aged care places in the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round.
“As people grow older they increasingly want flexibility in the services they receive and how and when they access them,” Minister Wyatt said.
“Australians want greater choice and control over their care and this investment does exactly that.”