Ageing :: Boost for culturally and linguistically diverse aged care

Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Australia now have access to more than 1,000 new aged care places following today?s announcement of the results of the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round by the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro.

The new places include more than 650 residential aged care places and more than 340 community aged care places that will enable older people to receive appropriate levels of low- and high-level home-based aged care.

?Aged care services will deliver culturally appropriate care to people from many language groups, including those from Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Polish, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese communities,? Senator Santoro said.

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