Funding for Aged Care Assessment Teams for Northam and Narrogin
Posted on Thursday, 28 October 2004
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan today announced that Northam and Narrogin would share in $301,746 in Commonwealth grants for Aged Care Assessment Teams.
The Pearce electorate will benefit from $246,862 for Northam and $54,884 for Narrogin under the scheme.
The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Ageing recently approved total funds nationally of
$51.7 million for the 2004-05 financial year for the Aged Care Assessment program to enable Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) to provide high quality and timely assessment, support and referral of frail older people to appropriate care.
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan welcomed the news and said the funding was an integral part of providing care to the elderly within communities, including those in rural areas.
“This is an excellent example of the Australian Government’s commitment to quality aged care and to increasing accessibility to aged care services,” Ms Moylan said.
Ms Moylan said that Minister Bishop also recently approved $1.024 million in funding nationally for the Dementia Support program. Pearce will also benefit from new money through this program.