The new 36-bed, two-story facility features outdoor spaces that will promote physical and mental wellbeing, as well as encourage greater social interaction. The facility’s interior has been designed to provide residents with a modern, safe and comfortable place to call home as well as a safe and efficient workplace for staff.
Residents will be accommodated in single rooms with a private ensuite, in settings that promote dignity, privacy and independence. This includes the concept of using ‘small households’ with a dedicated kitchen, dining, lounge and break-out sitting areas.
Early works are expected to begin in late 2022 with the new facility completed by 2025.
The project is part of the Rural and Regional Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services Revitalisation Strategy, to modernise ageing facilities which are home to some of our most vulnerable older Victorians.