UPGRADING PUBLIC AGED CARE FACILITIES ACROSS EASTERN VICTORIA
The Victorian Government is upgrading public sector residential aged care services across Eastern Victoria, creating new jobs and ensuring hundreds of older Victorians continue to receive the care and comfort they deserve.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the 21 successful public sector aged care recipients of the $10 million Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program.
The renewal program supports improvement projects delivering significant enhancements for aged care residents and help meet the growing demand for quality services in regional and rural Victoria. The program is helping regional public sector residential aged care services from Bairnsdale to Horsham.
Recipients in Eastern Victoria include Latrobe Regional Hospital Nursing Home in Traralgon which is receiving $78,500.00 for upgrades including a redesign of the nurses’ station, family room, and undercover area.
In addition, $45,595.00 is being provided for Cooinda Lodge in Warragul to replace and upgrade the Air-Conditioning System servicing the Cooinda Day Room.
The Victorian Government is investing record amounts in public sector aged care, with this program also helping regional public sector residential aged care services across the Alpine, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Greater Bendigo, Greater Geelong, Glenelg, Hepburn, Horsham, Indigo, Mitchell, Moira, Mount Alexander, Murrindindi, Surf Coast, Swan Hill, Towong, Wellington and Yarriambiack areas.
More information on the Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program is available at: vhba.vic.gov.au/aged-care/regional-facilities/rural-residential-aged-care-facilities-renewal-program
Quotes for Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“We’re ensuring more older people across Eastern Victoria will have the quality facilities and services they need and deserve to age well.”
“This funding will create jobs across throughout the region while also delivering modern public sector residential aged care facilities.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan:
“We’re modernising and upgrading public residential aged care right across the state – providing older Victorians with access to the very best services, amenities and care.”
“This is about ensuring aged care facilities in regional and rural Victoria have the vital infrastructure and equipment they need to continue to care for their local community.”