Funding for Indigenous aged care in Wakefield

The Australian Government is providing Aboriginal Elders and Community Care Services with $36,000 for capital works upgrades to its aged care facility.

Liberal Senator for South Australia Sean Edwards said the funding is part of a $10.8 million investment in critical staff accommodation and for equipment, maintenance and upgrades for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

“Access to quality, culturally-appropriate aged care services is vital,” Senator Edwards said.

“The Aboriginal Elders Village at Davoren Park provides live-in facilities for older Indigenous Australians with high and low care needs, as well as respite care.

“These aged care services focus on ensuring care recipients retain their significant links with family and country.

“It is part of the Government’s funding package to support the ongoing delivery of aged care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Senator Edwards said.