Each year, hundreds more senior Western Australians will be able to regain their independence faster after leaving hospital, thanks to a $33.75 million Australian Government commitment to an extra 180 Transition Care Program (TCP) places across Perth.
The Australian Government has committed more than $250 million over the next four years to continue the delivery of aged care services to senior First Nations people under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program.
The Australian Government will provide more than $290,000 to the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA).
The Morrison Government is investing $4 million in activities aimed at ensuring people with mental health challenges get the support and treatment they need.
The Australian Government is providing $800,000 for Ngaoara to continue its Trauma Assessment, Referral and Recovery Outreach Teams (TARROT) Project.
Senior Australians will have continued access to advocacy services to support and empower them to make informed decisions about their care, thanks to an additional $2 million from the Australian Government to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).
The Morrison Government will provide funding of up to $350,000 to the Council on the Ageing (COTA) to ensure the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hears the voice of senior Australians and their families.
First Australians in the Northern Territory will come together to develop approaches to healthier eating and sustainable food supply at a summit in Alice Springs thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Australian Government.
The Morrison Government is increasing its efforts towards Closing the Gap in health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Australian Government recognises the unique challenges faced in delivering consistent, quality and culturally appropriate primary health care to remote First Australian communities.
The Australian Government will invest close to $2 million to boost the aged care workforce in rural and remote Australia.
The Australian Government will invest a further $1.2 million to increase health checks, deliver preventative health messages and improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Australian Government is making sure Forgotten Australians receive the aged care help and support they need, with $500,000 to fund development of the innovative “Care, the second time around” program.
Senior Australians in Sydney’s south will soon benefit from a 111-bed aged care service, supported by a $6.3 million annual funding commitment by the Australian Government.
The Australian Government is committed to helping senior Australians remain living in their own homes as long as possible.
The Australian Government has committed $500,000 for a feasibility study of a project that aims to improve living standards and community wellbeing in Yarrabah, Queensland.
The Liberal National Government is investing a record $104 billion in 2019–20, up from $75 billion in 2012–13, as part of a comprehensive, patient-focused investment of $435 billion over the next four years. It guarantees Medicare, makes a range of life-saving medicines and services more accessible and affordable, reduces out-of-pocket costs, strengthens primary care and mental health and invests in breakthrough medical research.
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to Aboriginal Health Council of WA
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech on the Sodexo Reconciliation Action Plan.
The Morrison Government has moved to significantly strengthen the regulations that apply to the use of physical and chemical restraints in aged care homes.