Ageing in the Bush Report
The Ageing in the Bush Report identifies aged care solutions to allow seniors living in Regional WA to access better care and to 'Age in Place', remaining in their communities.
The Report was developed in partnership between the Regional Development Council, WA Country Health Service and all nine Regional Development Commissions.
The aged care solutions are based on four key principles:
- creating age friendly communities;
- developing age appropriate housing;
- fostering the delivery of home care;and
- supporting access to residential care within the region.
The Report has guided over $70 million Royalties for Regions investment in aged care including:
- $2.5 million as part of the Creating Age Friendly Communities in Small Towns project;
- $4.8 million for the South West Ageing in Place Pilot project;
- Over $25 million towards aged housing in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern;
- The $16.5 million, 38 bed Carnarvon residential aged care facility; and
- $20.2 million for Ageing in Place from Growing our South fund.
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