Elderly Territorians living in aged-care facilities in remote communities will benefit from Coalition Government grants totalling almost $1.39 million, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has announced.
“The Mabuji Aboriginal Resource Aboriginal Corporation, which runs the Malandari Flexible Aged Care Service in Borroloola, will receive $900,000 to construct two aged-care staff accommodation units,” Senator Scullion said.
“Providing quality accommodation for staff will help to attract high quality aged-care staff to look after our elderly Territorians, especially in remote towns like Borroloola, and ensure the best care can be provided by the best staff.
“A grant of $215,219 will be provided to Australian Regional and Remote Community Services that runs the Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Aged Care Service in Docker River and the Pulkapulkka Kari Nursing Home and Hostel in Tennant Creek to upgrade nurse call and security systems, purchase floor coverings, and medical and laundry equipment at the two facilities.
“A grant of $200,903 has been awarded to Calvary Community Care that runs the Mulakunya Flexible Aged Care Service on Bathurst Island for the construction of an office building, renovations to the existing buildings and the purchase of medical equipment.
“The Pintupi Homelands in Kintore will also receive a grant of $71,622 to buy a diesel bus and help elderly residents to get out and about to attend events and enjoy social outings.”
The grants, under the Coalition Government’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Programme, are in addition to the $33.5 million the programme provides annually for service delivery.