Regional facilities 01 October 2021

Recipients announced: Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program

Twenty-one public sector aged care services will share $10 million in funding from the Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program.

From Rupanyup to Gippsland, the $10 million Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program will ensure aged care facilities in regional and rural Victoria have the vital infrastructure and equipment they need to continue to respond to the needs of their local community.

Part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to improving aged care services for all Victorians, the program provides funding for construction, remodelling, refurbishment, repairs, and improvements to safety, amenity, and infection prevention and control measures. It also funds equipment upgrades including standalone furniture, fittings, medical equipment, and engineering infrastructure.

Established as part of the 2020-21 State Budget, the program will help meet growing demand in regional and rural Victoria and ensure community expectations for regional and rural residential aged care are met and that facilities are built to contemporary standards.

At Rupanyup Nursing Home, for example, the program will provide $2.118 million for a new kitchen, a large family and resident community lounge and dining area, disability access improvements and nurse call upgrades.

At Central Gippsland Health Service the program will provide $570,000 to redesign Wilson Lodge ensuring outdoor spaces are dementia friendly.

Learn more about the Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program and view a full list of recipients via our dedicated program page.

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