Existing and prospective aged care providers are encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,200 new aged care places, with a special focus on allocations in rural, regional and remote locations.
Opening the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) today, Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said the offering was 35 per cent bigger than the previous round and was a result of the Turnbull Government’s $5 billion aged care Budget boost.
“We are offering 13,500 new residential care places, 775 short-term restorative care places and importantly, a further $60 million in capital grants to encourage more investment in areas of greatest need,” Minister Wyatt said.
“The Turnbull Government is committed to improving access to residential aged care for people living in regional, rural and remote areas.
“To help them continue to live in the communities they know and love, suitable applications targeting these areas will be prioritised.