Aged care boost for northern Gold Coast
Federal Minister for Ageing Julie Bishop has congratulated the Gold Coast on securing an extra 920 new aged care places over the next three years.
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The Hon Julie Bishop MP17 June 2005
Minister for Ageing
Mr Steven Ciobo MP
Member for Moncrieff
Federal Minister for Ageing Julie Bishop has today visited the Gold Coast to join Federal Member for Moncrieff Steven Ciobo in congratulating the region on securing an extra 920 new aged care places over the next three years.
"This is a major boost for aged care on the Gold Coast, and I congratulate the Federal Government on this announcement," said Federal MP Steven Ciobo.
"The Howard Government has recognised the large number of seniors living on the Gold Coast and the City’s fast growing population."
The new places include 45 new dementia-specific Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) places, to be rolled out over the next three years. The dementia-specific places provide the equivalent of high level nursing home care delivered to a person in their own home.
Ms Bishop said the extra places were part of the Australian Government’s $320 million package of initiatives announced in the 2005 Federal Budget to help provide more care and support for people living with dementia and their carers.
"These new places will help ensure older Australians on the Gold Coast have access to the care they need and deserve, both in aged care homes and in their own homes," Ms Bishop said.
The new places are part of the estimated 26,600 new aged care places to be allocated across Australia over the next three years.
In addition to the dementia-specific EACH places, the Gold Coast will also receive 540 new residential aged care places, 280 Community Aged Care Packages, which provide the equivalent of low level residential care delivered in a person’s own home, and 55 general Extended Aged Care at Home packages.
"These new places and packages are on top of 69,000 new aged care places the Australian Government has allocated since coming to office in 1996," said Ms Bishop.
Media contacts: Rachael Thompson (Ms Bishop) 0417 265 289
Anna Hanson (Mr Ciobo) 0409 598 102
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