$57 million Aged Care plans revealed

An artist’s impression shows how the exterior of the $57.1 million redevelopment of Glenview Community Care Nursing Home will look.

Design plans have been revealed for the $57.1 million redevelopment of Rutherglen’s Glenview Community Care Nursing Home.

Victorian Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines unveiled a first look at the new state-of-the-art aged care facility which will give residents a place that feels like home.

The project, announced in last year’s state government budget, involves relocating the current Glenview Community Care Nursing Home to a new site at 33-45 Main Street.

The bigger site will allow the facility to expand from 40 to 50 beds while also giving residents their own rooms with private ensuite bathrooms ensuring their dignity, privacy, person-cantered care and independence.

The new facility will also feature a community room, sacred space, and other common areas for residents to interact with each other as well as with family and friends.

It will provide an environment that is dementia friendly and better suited to supporting mental health and the complex care needs of older Victorians.

“We’re upgrading our aged care services to provide modern, purpose-built facilities – and most importantly, deliver the care older Victorians deserve,” Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines said.

“The new facilities in Rutherglen will meet a range of complex care needs – meaning locals won’t have to move away to access care and can stay connected to family and community.”

The facility’s façade and internal fit outs have been designed to provide residents with a modern, safe and comfortable place to call home as well as a safe and efficient workplace for staff.

The upgraded facilities will ensure residents can remain close to their support networks and maintain family and community connections as their care needs increase.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the project would ensure local residents receive quality care.

“This new and bigger facility will mean our hardworking healthcare workers can continue to give older Victorians in the North East the best possible care in the best possible environment.”

Indigo North Health chief executive Shane Kirk previously told the Free Press that the current site was built in 1938. “While it has served its purpose well, the new facility is very significant for Rutherglen’s current and future residents. This level of accommodation will meet the communities’ standards and expectations,” he said.

The project is part of the Regional and Rural Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services Revitalisation Strategy, which aims modernise ageing facilities with purpose-built facilities that better meet community expectations.

Early works are expected to commence in late 2022 with the project completed by mid-2025.

The aim of the project is to create a modern, home away from home, state-of-the-art facility. This artist’s impression shows the courtyard.