Kalano Flexible Aged Care Service has been awarded $26,372.86 for new equipment under a federal funding program to help remote communities.
The Australian Red Cross Society NT run facility will use the funds for equipment, furniture and, commercial-grade washing machines.
The funding is part of more than $3,2 million for Territory aged-care services that is aimed at strengthening the sector in remote communities.
Under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program's infrastructure and equipment grants of 5.2 million will also be allocated across services to improve the lives of older First Nations people.
The allocation for the Territory includes funding for major infrastructure, safety improvements, resident and staff accommodation and office equipment to support administrative needs.
Senator for the Northern Territory Sam McMahon said it represented far more than bricks and mortar.
"This is about improving services aimed at offering direct support to those who need it most - our ageing Aboriginal and Torres Strait population across the Northern Territory," Dr McMahon said.
"This funding will not only provide improved accommodation options and services it will also reinforce the important outcomes for Indigenous Australians, ensuring their needs continue to be prioritised."
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, said the funding underlines the Morrison Government's commitment to ensure quality of care in remote regions exceeded expectation.
"Whether it is upgrading living spaces, providing quality furniture or installing equipment to fulfil clinical care or security requirements, these grants are an important investment for services in remote and very remote locations across the country," he said.
"It is significantly more difficult for these services to upgrade equipment and buildings and maintain accommodation for staff."
Twenty projects, mostly in remote areas of the Territory, Western Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania, have received grants.
This funding is in addition to the annual investment of around $68 million for service delivery under the NATSIFAC Program and $105.7 million over four years from 2018-2019 to 2021-2022 for its expansion.
The NATSIFAC Program funds service providers to deliver flexible, culturally safe aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to home and community.
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