Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt recently announced the recipients of 13,500 new residential aged care places as part of the Government’s aged care expansion.
We are proud to announce that MercyCare’s applications for 123 beds at Maddington Residential Aged Care and 120 beds at a new development in Cannington have both been approved.
“This is a wonderful result. These successful applications will help MercyCare on our journey to achieve our mission for people and communities to thrive,” said Anthony Smith, MercyCare CEO.
With these places, MercyCare will be able to provide older Australians within the City of Gosnells and City of Canning with more confidence in the fact that they will be able to remain as close as possible to their families and communities as they age.
Plans for both aged care facilities incorporate a wide range of community services that will benefit the wider community, including generating new jobs, investment and lifestyle opportunities.
Maddington Residential Aged Care is currently a dementia specific centre, with 50 residents. The new two storey building will bring the total number of places to 173 and will be designed to meet the changing needs of ageing residents over time including non-dementia specific care as well.
Plans for a new development in Cannington are the first of its kind in Perth. The intergenerational community care campus will have 120 places, along with expanded services for seniors, youth and those most vulnerable in the community.
“We are looking forward to bringing families and their communities together as these developments come to life,” said Mr Smith.