A total of 84 new service locations are amongst the recipients of the latest ACAR round announced this morning by the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt.
The Government has allocated an additional $649 million in this latest round to create 9911 new residential aged care places, along with a further $64 million for capital grants projects.
Lendlease Aged Care Ltd received the highest total number of allocations with 756 places in the ACT, QLD, NSW and three facilities in VIC.
Signature Care which operates in QLD, VIC and NSW took the second highest number of total allocations with 640 places across seven facilities.
The single biggest allocation to one facility was 208 places at Aegis’s new facility Shoreline in North Coogee just south of Perth, which includes 15 places for CALD (Italian), 45 dementia places, 10 respite places and 138 general access places.
A number of providers have been granted funding for more than new 100 places with Queensland (2680), Victoria (2645), NSW (2470) and Western Australia (1623) taking most of the allocations.
The following providers were allocated 100 or more places:
|Regis (QLD / WA)||352|
|Salvation Army (QLD / NSW)||320|
|Infinite Aged Care (QLD / WA)||305|
|DPG Services (NSW / VIC / WA)||283|
|Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VIC)||256|
|Palm Lake Care Operations (QLD)||240|
|RSL LifeCare (NSW||228|
|Oryx Communities (WA)||194|
|Japara (QLD / VIC)||184|
|Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes (NSW)||183|
|Southern Cross Care (ACT / QLD / WA)||171|
|Australian Unity (NSW / VIC)||156|
|Arcare (NSW / QLD)||152|
|Moran (NSW/ VIC)||150|
|Advantaged Care 4 (NSW)||139|
|Queensland Rehabilitiation Services (QLD)||130|
|Estia (QLD / SA /VIC)||127|
|Heritage Care (VIC)||126|
|Aurrum Pty Ltd (VIC)||120|
|Burswood Care Pty Ltd (WA)||120|
|Grand Lodge of Western Australian Freemasons Homes for the Aged Inc||120|
|Swan Care (WA)||120|
|Anglican Community Services (NSW)||100|
The majority of the funding for capital grants – $57.6 million – has been for approved services in regional, rural and remote areas.
The highest single grant is $8.5 million going to Bundaleer Care Services in Port Macquarie while $7.4 million will go to Geegeelup Village Inc in Manjimup, south west WA.
Other services that have received funding for capital works are:
|Amber Aged Care Inc||SA||$0.3m|
|Balaklava Mill Court Homes Inc||SA||$0.9m|
|Cooinda Coonabarabran Ltd||NSW||$3.83m|
|Gympie and District Home for the Aged Inc||QLD||$5m|
|Keith & District Hospital Inc||SA||$2.66m|
|Killarney Memorial Aged Care Ltd||QLD||$5.52m|
|Lithgow Aged Care Limited||NSW||$3.5m|
|Mandurah Retirement Village||WA||$2.1m|
|Melaleuca Home for the Aged Inc||TAS||$1.85m|
|Murray Haven Homes Inc||NSW||$2.72m|
|Ottrey Homes – Cobram And District Retirement Village Inc||VIC||$2.4m|
|Tandara Lodge Community Care Inc||TAS||$0.59m|
|The Deniliquin Nursing Home Foundation Ltd||NSW||$2.498m|
|Tully Nursing Home Inc||QLD||$3.925m|
|Ukrainian Elderly People’s Home||VIC||$3m|
|Waikerie Community Senior Citizens Home Inc||SA||$1.671m|
|Warramunda Village Inc||VIC||$1.5m|
|Whyalla Aged Care Inc||SA||$3m|
|Yaandina Family Centre Inc||WA||$0.125m|
In announcing the funding Minister Wyatt said the Australian Government is committed to providing a sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of our older Australians.
“Three quarters of these residential places are being provided to the development of new aged care services, the remainder will enable existing aged care providers to expand their current facilities,” he said.
“People living in rural, regional and remote Australia will also benefit with 2719 residential places being offered for services outside metropolitan areas,” he said.