Aged care funding bumped up by $4.5 million on North Coast
A FUNDING injection of $4.5 million will provide better aged care services on the North Coast.
The Nationals Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, said additional places at aged care facilities and increased Home Care services would help meet the needs of an ageing population.
"Older Australians want and deserve to be able to stay in their homes as long as possible," he said.
"It's important they have the choice of either accessing Home Care services or moving into a residential facility."
Mr Hartsuyker said the funding increase provides $1.5 million for Home Care and $2.3 million for residential care.
Integratedliving Mid North Coast and UPA Mid North Coast in Macksville will each receive an extra 20 Home Care services.
In Coffs Harbour, Living Care Community Services will be allocated 18 new Home Care services with 13 going to Lifecare House at Urunga..
Woolgoolga Aged Care Centre will receive another two residential care places while Macleay Valley House in Frederickton will be allocated 38 residential care places.