The designs of a new $134 million residential aged care facility at the Kingston Centre in Cheltenham, Victoria have been revealed.
The 150-bed facility will cater for residents with complex needs, ensure older Victorians continue to receive the best possible care, and has been designed to support resident mobility and independence in a dementia-friendly environment.
The new multi-storey building will feature modern single rooms and private ensuite bathrooms, a community room, reflection space and other common areas for residents to stay connected with each other as well as loved ones.
“We’re ensuring residents receive state of the art care in a home-like environment – with private bedrooms and bathrooms and green space,” says Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Colin Brooks.
The new facility will also use an enhanced ventilation and air conditioning system, supporting aged care staff to better protect residents against the spread of infectious airborne particles.
The designs ensure residents will have open area views, an abundance of natural light and access to terraces and gardens.
The building’s facade and fit outs have been carefully designed to create a modern, safe and comfortable place for residents to call home as well as a contemporary and efficient working environment for staff.
There will be easy access to a broad range of integrated services at the Kingston Centre, including cognitive dementia and memory services as well as mobility clinics for people who experience issues with falls and balance.
“These new facilities ensure more seniors can receive high quality care locally, close to family and community,” says Member for Clarinda Meng Heang Tak.
The redevelopment is expected to be completed by 2025 and will be operated by Monash Health.