Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said St Michaels will receive more than $500,000 of ongoing funding to provide 15 Home Care places in the Casino community, creating about 10 new local jobs.
“This is great news for the older members of Casino and for local job seekers,”
Mr Hogan said.
“The new Home Care places will help older Australians remain living in their own home for as long as possible.”
The announcement is part of an ongoing funding package of more than $5.5 million for 77 additional Home Care places and 44 new residential Age Care beds across the Northern Rivers, which will create more than 100 local jobs.
“I have been working hard to ensure the needs of our older community members are met.
“I am pleased these new Aged Care places will help meet the growing needs of older Australians in the Northern Rivers and comes so soon after I made a similar announcement for 34 In-Home Care places at St Michaels about 18 months ago.
“The Government believes older Australians want and deserve to have the support and care they need to live active and healthy lives, and to continue to choose the aged care services they need.