400 Warrigal Road,
The Victorian Government is investing $134.6 million to build a new aged care facility at the Kingston Centre in Cheltenham.
The 150-bed development is designed to deliver best-practice care in an environment that promotes independence, privacy and includes dementia-friendly features. Residents will be accommodated in single bedrooms with ensuites which are grouped into households to maintain a home-like environment.
The facility’s design will make the most of the surrounding natural environment. Residents will have open area views, an abundance of natural light, and access to terraces and gardens.
The facility is expected to be completed in 2025 and will be operated by Monash Health. It will form part of the Kingston Centre, a community-focused neighbourhood that provides integrated health and wellbeing services for older Victorians.
The development represents stage three of the Modernisation of Metropolitan Melbourne Public Sector Residential Aged Care Strategy. This strategy aims to develop larger scale services that better meet community expectations. It will enable contemporary models of aged care that are dementia friendly, support mental health, and suited to the needs of people with complex care needs.
Main works begins
Construction has started on the new Kingston Aged Care Facility, with Icon appointed as the builder. Construction is expected to be complete in 2025.
The Kingston Centre aged care development aims to provide the following benefits:
Access to services
The new aged care facility will provide easy access to support services currently provided by Monash Health. These include:
aged care assessments
cognitive dementia and memory services
clinics for falls and balance
specialist consulting, rehabilitation and allied clinics
aged mental health services
Public aged care services play a vital role in supporting our most vulnerable older Victorians who need specialist care for complex physical or mental health needs. With a focus on mobility and dementia-friendly design, this new facility is designed to deliver high-quality person-centered care and better support independence and mental health.
A home-like environment
Residents will have improved privacy and dignity with single rooms and ensuites.
Connection to the natural environment
The facility’s design will allow residents to enjoy open area views and natural light from their bedrooms, while terraces and gardens designed to blend in seamlessly to the surrounding natural environment.
Enhanced community connection
Multipurpose common areas will support residents to provide meaningful engagement in activities and maintain family and community connections.