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Completed

Wantirna residential aged care facility
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Wantirna residential aged care facility

Location 251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, Victoria, 3152, Australia

The Victorian Government invested $81.58 million to build the new Wantirna residential aged care facility.

This 120-bed development was designed to improve resident privacy, dignity and independence while delivering best-practice care in a home-like environment.

The facility supports a range of resident care needs and contemporary models of care to provide a dementia-friendly environment. The design aimed to optimise physical and mental wellbeing through access to natural light, fresh air and views of the Dandenong Ranges.

The Wantirna residential aged care facility was completed in the second half of 2022. It forms part of the Wantirna Health Precinct, a community-focused neighbourhood that provides integrated health and wellbeing services.

The development represents stage two 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.

$81.58 MILLION

INVESTMENT IN AGED CARE

120

RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE BEDS

SINGLE

ROOMS WITH PRIVATE ENSUITES

EXPANDED

HEALTH PRECINCT

The Wantirna residential aged care development provided:

  • a 120-bed four level residential aged care accommodation
  • single rooms with private ensuites, grouped into pods of seven or eight to facilitate a home-like environment
  • a community room, café, sacred space and common areas
  • a new basement level, including back of house services, loading dock, kitchen and laundry
  • features to support a range of complex care needs and mobility, including those living with dementia
  • a connection to the existing Wantirna Health development for efficiency, safety and convenience, making it a community-focused neighborhood providing integrated health and wellbeing services.

The Wantirna residential aged care development aimed to provide the following benefits:

Specialist care

The 120-bed four level residential aged care facility provides residents with high-quality facilities and care. It meets a range of complex needs including limited mobility and dementia.

A home-like environment

Residents have improved privacy and dignity with single rooms and ensuites.

Enhanced community connection

Multipurpose common areas support residents to provide meaningful engagement in activities and maintain family and community connections. The facility also includes a café and sacred space.

Healthy design

The architecture of the new facility sought to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of residents and staff. Natural light-filled spaces and views out were integrated into the design to increase the sense of connection to the natural environment.

Sustainability

Environmentally sustainable design features, including energy efficiency, were a key design consideration with this development.

Accessibility

The building connects to the existing Wantirna Health facility for efficiency, safety and convenience. Wantirna Health continues to provide palliative aged care, geriatric evaluation and management, allied health and support services.

Accommodating future need

The development was designed to facilitate a future expansion to the south west corner of the Wantirna Health precinct if required. Consideration was given to connection points to the reception, lifts and front of house spaces.

This project was delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Eastern Health
  • Silver Thomas Hanley (architect)
  • ADCO Constructions (builder)
  • Department of Health (DH) Public Service Residential Aged Care Services (PSRACS) Operations and Development team.
Wantirna residential aged care facility
  • Location
  • 251 Mountain Highway
    Wantirna, Victoria, 3152, Australia
  • Mail
  • 1300 342 255

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Last updated: 29 September 2022