Tony Pasin MP has joined residents, staff and the board at Tanunda Lutheran Home to celebrate the official opening of new rooms at the Aged Care facility.
Mr Pasin said the former Coalition Government contributed $640,000 towards four new rooms in Oleander which has enabled Tanunda Lutheran Home to reach their 120-bed licence capacity.
Mr Pasin said that now more than ever, it was important to make lasting changes to underpin the long-term sustainability of the industry in the regions to ensure residents can remain in their own community.
“To ensure that older residents of the Barossa can remain living close to family and friends in the community, it’s essential that Government supports the local aged care sector that often experiences challenges over and above that of metropolitan based care providers. An important part of this support is by way of capital grant funding to extend, or upgrade building facilities.
“I’m extremely proud that the former Coalition Government contributed over $640,000 to the four new rooms that are being officially opened today. It means that Tanunda Lutheran Home can fulfill its 120- bed licence capacity and provide care for more of our aging population here in the Barossa,” Mr Pasin said.
Comments attributable to Mr Lee Martin, CEO.
“It is great to be part of an organisation in the aged care sector that is performing very well in these difficult times.”
“Tanunda Lutheran Home has a very bright future with projects commencing or nearing completion.” Said Mr Martin.
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