Designs revealed for new aged care facility in Rutherglen

Andrews’ Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s elderly receive the high-quality care and comfort they deserve, with designs revealed for a new aged care facility in Rutherglen.

Minister for Disability, Aging and Carers, Anthony Carbines, has released a first look at the new state-of-the-art aged care facility which will give residents a place to call home.

The $57.11 million project includes moving the current Glenview Community Care Nursing Home to a new site at 33-45 Main Street.

The larger site will allow the facility to grow from 40 to 50 beds while providing residents with their own rooms with private bathrooms, ensuring their dignity, privacy, person-centered care and independence.

The new facility will include a community hall, sacred space and other common areas for residents to interact with each other and with family and friends.

It will provide a dementia-friendly and better-suited environment to support the mental health and complex care needs of older people in Victoria.

The facility’s facade and interior fittings have been designed to provide residents with a modern, safe and comfortable home, as well as a safe and efficient workplace for staff.

Upgrading facilities like this is especially important in rural areas such as Rutherglen so that people can stay close to their support networks and maintain family and community ties as their care needs increase.

Initial work is expected to begin in late 2022 and the project completed by mid-2025.

The project is part of Strategy for the revitalization of residential care services for the elderly in the regional and rural public sector, modernize aging facilities with purpose-built facilities that better meet community expectations.

the Victorian Budget 2022/23 invested a further $142 million to redevelop and modernize public sector residential aged care services across Victoria as part of this strategy.

As Minister for Disability, Aging and Carers Anthony Carbines said

“Have been modernizing our aged care services to provide modern, purpose-built facilities – and most importantly, providing the care that Victoria’s elderly deserve.

“The new facilities in Rutherglen will meet a range of complex care needs, meaning residents will not have to travel to access care and will be able to stay in touch with family and community.

As Northern Victoria MP Jaclyn Symes said

“This new, larger facility will allow our hard-working healthcare workers to continue to provide the elderly of the Victorian North East with the best possible care in the best possible environment.”

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