The redeveloped residential aged care facility in Mansfield aims to achieve the following benefits:
The redeveloped residential aged care facility will improve access to high quality facilities and care. It will meet a range of complex needs so residents can age in place as their health needs increase. Residents with dementia will have a purpose-built facility relevant to their needs.
A home-like environment
Residents will have improved privacy and independence with single rooms and ensuites.
Public aged care services play a vital role in supporting our most vulnerable older Victorians. They provide specialist care for residents with complex physical or mental health needs. With a focus on mobility and dementia-friendly design, this new and upgraded facility aims to deliver high-quality person-centred care and better support independence and mental health.
Connection to the natural environment
The facility’s design will allow residents to enjoy open area views and natural light from their bedrooms. Residents will have access to new outdoor spaces that promote physical and mental wellbeing as well as encourage increased social interaction.
Close to home
Greater access to high-quality care in Mansfield means older people won’t have to move away to access residential aged care. Residents will be close to their support networks and will be able to maintain family and community connections.
Enhanced community connection
Multipurpose common areas will support residents to have meaningful engagement in activities and promote family and community connections.
The project is expected to create and sustain more than 180 construction jobs.