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Aged care services join forces

Aged care services join forces

More money will be spent on direct care for the elderly through the formation of a regional health cluster in the Barossa.

Local care and support services are joining forces to save on administration costs, allowing more funds to flow directly into care and new services.

Barossa Village, Carers’ Link, Barossa Enterprises, Barossa and Districts Housing Association, Country Home Advocacy Project and Country Health SA, with support from the Medical Local Network, are currently part of the project, with the potential for more services to join in the future.

The current team will employ a research project officer within the next month to drive the project through the planning stages.

As part of the cluster, organisations will remain independent while sharing the costs of meeting compliance and “red tape” standards.

With an ageing population and less government money available per capita for aged care, Barossa Village CEO, Mr Phil Schmaal said forming a partnership was a logical solution.

For the full story, grab June 19 edition of The Leader.