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$320m funding boost for residential care

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The Federal Government has announced residential aged care will receive an additional $320 million as part of its new $662 million package to support older Australians.

The funding will equate to an additional $1,800 per resident and will be provided over the next 18-months to support the delivery of quality care services, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Of the $662 million, $4.2 million will go towards a national aged care quality indicator program and $4.6 million towards replacing the Aged Care Funding Instrument with a trial of a new residential care funding tool.

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Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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