$2.7-million boost for Home Care on the Manning and Hastings
An extra $2,714,800 in Federal funding has been secured for aged care services in the Manning and Hastings areas.
Announcing Federal funding for 76 additional home care places for the region, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the places would be allocated among six organisations who would deliver services assisting older people in the Manning and Hastings, stay in their own homes.
The services include:
- Storm Retirement Village – 12 places
- EACH Service – 12 places
- Feros Care – 14 places
- Mayo Healthcare – 12 places
- Catholic Care of the Aged – 12 places
- Uniting Care – 14 places
Dr Gillespie today met with locals benefitting from the Home Care services provided by Storm Retirement Village in Taree.
“I am delighted to announce today that Storm Village will receive a further 12 federally-funded home care places. Storm has an excellent track record in delivering home care and currently provides services to more than 40 residents in the Manning,” Dr Gillespie said.
“These additional places I am announcing today will also support veterans and people with dementia.”
“When the Coalition Government came to office in 2013, funding for aged and home care in our electorate was around $90-million a year. Today, that investment has increased to over $105-million a year providing significant support to many our community needing assistance, particularly in their twilight years,” he added.