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Victorian State Budget 2023/24

Caring for older Victorians

We all deserve to be looked after in our later years. We’ll keep investing to ensure Victorians are treated with respect as they age.

Elderly patient in a hospital bed

A $162 million package will provide better aged care services for regional Victorians, we are building three new public facilities to deliver modern, dementia‑friendly facilities and support residents with complex care needs.

Builds at Cohuna, Maffra and Numurkah will ensure older Victorians can remain connected to their communities, in facilities providing contemporary care that supports their independence and privacy.

An additional $42 million will be invested in public sector residential aged care services to maintain nurse to patient ratios and provide high-quality care to vulnerable older Victorians.

Building on our previous investments in in‑home care, this additional funding for residential in‑reach services will free up valuable ambulance and emergency department resources, easing pressure on our hospital system.

Reviewed 19 May 2023


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