19/02/2019 by MS Queensland

Funding for Additional My Aged Care Places Announced

The Federal Government has announced additional funding for ‘short-term restorative care’ for those over 65. This funding is providing an additional 775 new short-term restorative care places.

Queensland has received 165 of the 775 places which have been allocated across eight providers.

Short-term restorative care provides a range of care and services for up to eight weeks. It aims to help improve wellbeing and independence, and delay or avoid the need to enter long-term care. The services available include: physiotherapy, occupational therapy and personal care, along with home and furniture modifications, which can be delivered in your own home, in an aged care facility, or a mix of both.

MS Queensland welcomes this additional funding as we don’t want to see people placed in residential care prematurely because of the lack of alternative or preventative support.

If you have questions about My Aged Care including how to access support, contact our NeuroAssist Team who can talk you through the process.

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