Applications for the ‘2015 Aged Care Approvals Round’ now open #Dobell #CentralCoast

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Applications for the ‘2015 Aged Care Approvals Round’ now open

Applications for the '2015 Aged Care Approvals Round' now open #Dobell #CentralCoastExisting and prospective providers of Australian Government-funded aged care are encouraged to apply for the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) which is now open.

Member for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara MP, has joined with the Assistant Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Mitch Fifield, in encouraging those providers in Dobell to apply for the available positions.

There will be 10,940 residential aged care places and 6,045 home care places allocated through the 2015 ACAR right across Australia.

“This Government recognises the need to invest in more aged care, as our population continues to grow,” said Mrs McNamara.

“23 aged care providers currently operate in Dobell and with an increasing ageing population, any of these providers could greatly benefit from the 2015 ACAR.”

“After a recent visit to Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel (VVKPVC), I have been able to further understand how some aged care facilities operate. Also, how aged care homes, such as the VVKPVC Hostel, work to provide not just a home but a sense of community for their residents,” said Mrs McNamara.

Up to $67 million in capital grants will also be offered as part of the 2015 ACAR, under the Rural, Regional and Other Special Needs Building Fund. The expansion of the Home Care Packages Programme continues with this round of ACAR, giving people more options to live independently in their home.

“This gives elderly residents in our community more choice and flexibility over the services they receive,” Mrs McNamara said.

For more information on the 2015 ACAR, including information on how to apply, please visit www.dss.gov.au/2015ACAR

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Contact Details:

Office of Karen McNamara MP

Federal Member for Dobell

T: 02 4351 0837 | F: 02 4351 1487 |

P: PO Box 3763, Tuggerah NSW 2259
A: Shop E1 Westfield Tuggerah, Tuggerah NSW 2259

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Article Compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times