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Rutherglen aged care facility
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Rutherglen aged care facility

Location 33-45 Main Street, Rutherglen , Victoria, 3685, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $57.11 million to build a new 50-bed aged care facility in Rutherglen.

Each resident in the new facility will have a single bedroom and private ensuite, promoting dignity, privacy and independence.

Operated by Indigo Health North, the new facility will house the relocated 40-bed Glenview Community Care Nursing Home. It will include an additional 10 beds in an environment that is dementia-friendly and supports a range of resident care needs.

Early works are expected to commence by late 2022. During construction, the project is expected to create and sustain approximately 170 construction industry jobs. The new facility is due for completion in 2025.

The new Rutherglen facility is part of the first stage of the Regional and Rural Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services Revitalisation Strategy. The strategy aims to progressively replace dated public sector facilities with purpose-built facilities that better meet community expectations and enable contemporary models of aged care.

The new Rutherglen aged care facility will deliver:

  • a new 50-bed residential aged care facility
  • single rooms with private ensuites
  • flexible shared spaces and common areas
  • features to support a range of complex care needs and mobility, including those living with dementia.

The new Rutherglen aged care facility aims to achieve the following benefits:

Specialist care

The 50-bed 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. Flexible shared spaces within the design will give residents options – from socialising with other residents, visitors and family members to simply sitting on their own.

Safe living and working conditions 

The new facility will benefit both staff and residents with better and safer living and working conditions.

Closer to home

Greater access to high-quality care in Rutherglen means older people won’t have to move away to access care. Residents will be close to their support networks and will be able to maintain family and community connections.

New construction jobs

At the peak of construction, the redevelopment is expected to create and sustain around 170 construction industry jobs.

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with Indigo North Health.

Rutherglen aged care facility
  • Location
  • 33-45 Main Street
    Rutherglen , Victoria, 3685, Australia

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Last updated: 17 November 2021