Creswick Nursing Home dementia friendly unit opens
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Public sector residential aged care 23 March 2021

Creswick Nursing Home dementia friendly unit opens

A new $3.2 million to dementia friendly unit at Creswick Nursing Home has opened.

Operated by Central Highlands Rural Health, the upgrade includes a new 12-bed dementia friendly unit. Based on best-practice design for dementia-specific care, the new unit includes:

  • private rooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • social spaces built around a central courtyard
  • access to gardens and landscaped areas.

The new unit will enable residents to move around freely and safely, and provide a sense of familiarity to create a home-like environment.

The flexibility and variety of spaces will be adaptable for individual residents’ needs and offer residents choice in how much social interaction they have. The upgrade also refurbished the facility’s common areas and activity spaces where residents participate in an active lifestyle program and socialise with their friends, family and the local community.

To ensure the continued comfort and safety of residents the nursing home’s heating and cooling systems were also upgraded.

The upgrade was funded through the Victorian Government’s $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF).

Established in 2016, the RHIF has funded more than 380 infrastructure projects and is the largest program of its type in Victoria.

Learn more about the Creswick Nursing Home dementia friendly unit via our dedicated project page.


IMAGES: A panoramic side view of the new Creswick aged care facility

Text on screen: A $3.2 million upgrade of Creswick Nursing Home is now complete

IMAGES: An aerial drone shot moves above the redevelopment

Text on screen: Funded through the $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund

IMAGES: the drone shot rises from ground level to above roof level of the new building

Text on screen: The purpose-built 12-bed unit supports people with dementia in a safe and homelike environment

IMAGES: we see a montage of the kitchen and dining area, a small two seat lounge and two single bedroom units

Text on screen: Residents moved in late last year and are now enjoying the privacy and dignity of their own bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom

IMAGES: close up of dining table and chairs, then a television viewing lounge

Text on screen: Common spaces and a light-filled courtyard provide ample opportunities for residents to socialise and families to visit

IMAGES: an aerial drone shot of the facility with inner open courtyard, then a view of the outdoor garden area. The final vision is of a panoramic side view of the redevelopment

Closing frame: Victorian Health Building Authority logo and web address (

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Last updated: 23 March 2021