Aged care facilities at Deniliquin and Barham are set to receive over $2 million dollars each to build and improve their services in the mid Murray region.

Local MP, Sussan Ley today confirmed local recipients from the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round, with two sites funded to construct new aged care facilities and expand their current services.

The Navorina Nursing Home at Deniliquin will receive a capital grant of $2,498,500 to accommodate ten (10) new residential care places at its Macauley Street base.

Operating since 1986, Navorina is a fully accredited nursing home, running a high care-needs facility with twenty-four hour skilled nursing, daily living and health services. It is proudly a community owned and not-for-profit organisaton.

Barham’s Murray Haven Hostel will receive $2,727,162 and 20 new places to grow its services, while Murray House at Wentworth has also received additional funding to expand its care options.

Ms Ley noted “with an ageing population, it is vital local areas of need in aged care are addressed by the Australian Government”.

“This latest funding follows ten local short-term restorative care places announced in February, helping provide more flexible care options to help older citizens remain in their own home for longer after injury or illness.”

“As we grow older, there is a clear desire for people to have greater choice and control over the care they receive; this funding and changes to the way care options are allocated do just that”, Ms Ley said.

An full listing of Aged Care Approvals Round 2016/17 recipients can be found here.