New aged care facility in Middle Swan to create 120 new places

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MIDDLE Swan is set to be the site of new aged care facility following an announcement by the Federal Government that it is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9911 new residential aged care places.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter welcomed the news of the Grand Lodge of WA Freemasons Homes for Aged facility for Middle Swan.

“There is already a significant supply of residential aged care in Ellenbrook, Guildford and Midland and the need for further residential aged care investment was identified in the urban growth corridor,” he said.

“The new aged care facility in Middle Swan will have 120 residential care places with places reserved to cater for people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

“There are also a number of places allocated in the new Middle Swan facility to focus on the care of our veterans.

“This is an estimated investment of nearly $8 million to ensure that our older Australians live in the best possible environment in their later years.”

The new residential aged care places follow the announcement of 475 short-term restorative care places made available through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round in February 2017.

Regis Aged Care in Greenmount will receive 111 beds, including 30 for dementia while St Vincent’s Aged Care in West Guildford will receive 46 beds, including 36 for dementia.