Age care facilities get $106m safety boost

A string of high profile abuse cases in residential aged care homes has prompted a major funding boost aimed at measures to protect the elderly.

As part of a $106 million federal funding deal, the centres will undergo spot checks, staff will be better trained and nursing home investigators will be deployed.

"It's important that older Australians live with dignity in their retirement," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra on Wednesday.

Australian Associated Press