A $1.5 million Turnbull Government investment has helped increase residential care options for older people living in the South Australian centre of Mannum.The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, AM, said the additional 10 places now available at the Aminya Aged Care facility would allow more local residents to remain in Mannum.
“Expansions like this are important in helping people retain community ties with family and friends, by increasing the capacity of quality local residential facilities,” the Minister said.
“This upgrade takes Aminya’s capacity to 60 places, building on the 18-place expansion in 2015, and is part of the Turnbull Government’s commitment to provide more residential aged care across regional Australia.
“Investment like this in Mannum benefits the whole community, as these additional places also provide more employment and volunteer opportunities in the region.”
The overall cost of the latest expansion was $2.2 million, including $700,000 provided by Mid Murray Homes for Aged Inc.
Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP said the Aminya facilities had progressed greatly in the past decade.
“This is a significant achievement when you consider that 10 years ago this service had capacity for only 30 people, with low care needs,” he said.
“I thank Mid-Murray Homes for the Aged Inc and the local community for working with us to make this development happen.
“The people from the Mannum region want more access to high quality aged care, and these upgrades are helping meet this demand.”
In 2017–18, the Turnbull Government will provide an additional $649 million to fund almost 10,000 new residential aged care places around the nation, with more than one quarter of these in regional areas.
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