Aged care services boost for Denmark
A new aged care facility is on the cards for Denmark to help tackle the severe shortage of residential services in town.
The $12 million facility will feature 40 single rooms with private ensuite bathrooms, including “Smart” technology to provide residential monitoring and environment control.
Aged care organisation Amaroo Care Services has pledged $8 million for the facility, and together with a $4 million Federal grant, the project will tackle the critical shortage of aged care services in the area.
Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the new facility would support Denmark’s ageing community and give residents future care options.
In November last year, The Extra revealed there were more than 1200 people aged 55 and over in Denmark but only enough facilities for 16 people.
Denmark Ratepayers and Residents Association president Beverly Ford said the news came at the right time for the town.
“An aged care facility is something we’ve been lobbying for several years,” she said.
“We supported Amaroo’s application for the facility.”
“We believe that it’s absolutely vital for Denmark to keep their elderly people in the community.
“I understand 40 beds will generate around 50 jobs and that is more fabulous news for Denmark.”
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