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$4m Project For Elderly Citizens Nears Completion

The upgraded facility will essentially have a 40-bed capacity and is designed to have 20 male and 20 female residents.
30 Sep 2021 13:52
$4m Project For Elderly Citizens Nears Completion
The Golden Age Home in Labasa on September 28, 2021. Photo: Sampras Anand

The $4 million project to upgrade the Golden Age Home in Labasa is nearing completion.

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has been informed that it would take two months to do so.

The ministry was allocated $1.7 million towards the project, while $0.2 million was allocated towards the furniture, fittings and equipment for the Golden Age Home Labasa.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar said the upgrade in the Golden Age Home Labasa was a piloted approach to witness the first Government aged-care facility designed and built for purpose.

 

“The existing complex has the capacity to host 14 male and 11 female residents,” Ms Akbar said.

“It is situated on aging building infrastructure and has limited service areas for its clients, with non-disability friendly toilets and showers, and very basic kitchen, dining and lounge areas.”

The upgraded facility will essentially have a 40-bed capacity and is designed to have 20 male and 20 female residents.

The ministry has under its charge, the administration of three state-owned residential homes for the elderly, in Samabula, Natabua and Labasa.

 

The proportion of older Fijians aged sixty plus, comprises 10.6 per cent of Fiji’s total population.

Out of this, 0.2 per cent are in institutional aged-care facility settings while 10.4 per cent are in community settings.

 

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