Construction is now underway for the new Wantirna public sector residential aged care facility, bringing the very best care to older people in Melbourne’s east, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan MP today turned the first sod on the $81.58 million 120-bed state-of-the-art facility.
The four-storey aged care home will cater to the more complex needs of its residents and has been designed to be mobility and dementia-friendly.
Residents will enjoy a more home-like environment with the dignity and independence of their own private room and ensuite. Thoughtful touches, such as memory boxes with personal items at the entrance of each resident’s room, will be important to helping residents feel safe and at home.
The facility will also include a community room, café, sacred space and other common areas designed to encourage social interactions between residents, staff and families and allow for a range of day to day activities.
Scheduled for completion by mid-2022, the facility is part of the Labor Government’s work in delivering purpose-built residential aged care services and high-quality care for older Victorians.
The Government is making record investments in public sector aged care including a new $55.57 million 90-bed state-of-the-art aged care facility in Kew and $27.75 million to support multicultural aged care.
In addition, the Victorian Budget 2020/21 invested $175 million to ensure our older Victorians have a safe and comfortable home, where they know they’ll be cared for.
For more information about the Wantirna residential aged care facility visit http://vhhsba.vic.gov.au/…/wantirna-residential-aged-care