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Public sector residential aged care 28 September 2022

Wantirna residential aged care facility opens its doors

The new state-of-the-art $81.58 million Wantirna residential aged care facility is now complete.

The four-storey facility will provide 120 older Victorians with a safe, modern and comfortable place to call home. Every resident will enjoy the dignity and independence of their own private bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom.

The architecture of the new facility has been carefully considered and seeks to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of residents and staff. Natural light-filled spaces and views of the Dandenong Ranges have been integrated into the design. These will help increase the sense of connection to the natural environment.

TEXT: Construction is now complete on a new $81.58 million aged care facility in Wantirna.

IMAGES: Panoramic view of the exterior of the residential aged care facility at dawn.

TEXT: The four-storey dementia-friendly facility has 120 beds.

IMAGES: An aerial image of the facility and its surrounds, followed by a close up view of the front façade with its windows and coloured panelling, and a view looking up at the sky from the internal courtyard.

TEXT: Residents have their own private bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom.

IMAGES: A wide angle shot of a resident’s bedroom with ensuite.

TEXT: Other features include a community room, hair salon, sacred space.

IMAGES: The footage shows a modern community room with framed prints on the walls and large windows looking out to a courtyard. There is a television viewing area with seats arranged around the screen, and also a hairdressing salon.

TEXT: … multiple common areas and beautiful landscaped views.

IMAGES: Footage of a paved external courtyard with seating, followed by another view of the building at an angle showing the size and position of the facility on a hill. The final shot is an aerial view of the facility next to Wantirna Health.

IMAGES: The closing slide is the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address vhba.vic.gov.au and the Victorian Government logo.

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About the Wantirna residential aged care facility

The Wantirna residential aged care facility forms part of the Wantirna Health Precinct, a community-focused neighbourhood that provides integrated health and wellbeing services.

Operated by Eastern Health, the facility includes:

  • 120 beds with ensuites
  • a community room
  • café
  • sacred space
  • other common areas.

The common areas were designed to encourage social interactions between residents, staff and families. They will allow for a range of day-to-day activities.

Contemporary features will ensure care for a range of complex needs including mobility and dementia. Thoughtful touches such as memory boxes with personal items at the entrance of each room will help residents feel safe and at home.

The facility was delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with Eastern Health and builder ADCO Construction.

Delivering services for older Victorians

The project 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 and enable contemporary models of aged care.

Find resources about health, wellbeing and participating in community life at Seniors Online. Learn more about ageing and aged care services on the Department of Health website.

Learn more about the Wantirna residential aged care facility via our dedicated project page.

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