Released: 23 February 2017
Thousands of Australians will benefit from an innovative new form of flexible aged care that will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness.
The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, today announced 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places with an estimated total expenditure of up to $34.7 million a year.
The new places are part of the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).
Mr Wyatt said: “The new short-term restorative care places aim to help people, who are experiencing illness or who have suffered an injury, from prematurely entering residential aged care.”