Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has today officially opened the Barossa Village extension on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.
Joined by staff, board and residents of Barossa Village, Mr Pasin said the extension was more than just a building, it was an important investment into the Barossa Valley community.
“Australia’s population is ageing, and society’s expectations of care are lifting, and rightly so. This means we need significant investment in aged care in our local communities to ensure facilities are keeping up with growing demand and standards of care,” Mr Pasin said.
“That’s why the Coalition Government has invested heavily in aged care in the Barossa Valley; to ensure older members of the community, both current and future, can remain living in the community they call home, close to their loved ones,” Mr Pasin said.
Barossa Village received $3 million in capital funding through the 2018-19 Aged Care Approvals Round to extend the residential aged care facility, taking capacity from 100 beds to 121 beds.
The extension includes specialised memory support and rehabilitation wings and has also linked the hydrotherapy pool, to the residency allowing for direct internal access.
“After supporting Barossa Village in 2019 with a $400,000 grant from the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions fund, it’s fantastic to see the extension make the pool easily assessable to residents,” Mr Pasin said.
“Investing in aged care is all part of ensuring the Barossa remains a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.
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