In this story:

  • TLC announces $34 million development
  • Work starts on Baptcare’s $160 million aged care project
  • Benetas unveils Berwick Wing redevelopment

TLC announces $34 million development

TLC's Home
An artist’s impression of TLC’s redeveloped Homestead Estate

Victorian aged care provider TLC Healthcare has launched a $34 million redevelopment project at Homestead Estate in Wallington, east of Geelong.

The project will see the redevelopment of Homestead Estate, which has housed two facilities since 1991, into a single-site 260-bed residential aged care home.

As well as adding 125 beds, the redevelopment will incorporate a TLC Primary Care medical centre, a day respite facility, rehabilitation gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool.

The new home will also contain a café and expansive outdoor areas.

CEO of TLC Healthcare Lou Pascuzzi said that once completed, Homestead Estate will be the largest residential aged care home in Victoria offering the benefits of co-located aged care and primary care.

TLC has been pioneering the co-located model at five existing aged care homes with great success, he said.

Construction is planned to commence in March 2017.

Work starts on Baptcare’s $160 million aged care project

Baptcare acting CEO Brent Dankesreither, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas and Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamva.

Construction is now underway on Baptcare’s new 90-bed residential aged care facility in Westmeadows.

Baptcare acting CEO Brent Dankesreither said the development would address the unmet need for aged care beds in the area and deliver benefits to residents, families and staff.

The $160 million broader development of the Westmeadows site is a partnership between the Victorian Government, residential developers Frasers and Baptcare.

In addition to the new facility there will be 110 new social housing homes, 34 independent living units for older residents co-located with the facility, more than 200 new private homes for sale, and new landscaped parks, bike and pedestrian paths, and improved community facilities.

The project is expected to be completed by late 2017.

Benetas unveils Berwick Wing redevelopment

Berwick Wing reinforces Benetas’ move away from the traditional approach to care.
Berwick Wing reinforces Benetas’ move away from the traditional approach to care.

Benetas has opened its $1.8 million redevelopment of the Berwick Wing in Broughton Hall.

CEO Sandra Hills said Berwick Wing reinforced Benetas’ move away from the traditional institutional approach to care; all rooms have been designed to bring residents and their loved ones more privacy and comfort.

The redevelopment has an emphasis on home-like environments, with multiple lounge and dining areas as well as outdoor spaces to relax or socialise, said Ms Hills.

While full catering is provided, residents also have access to a home-style kitchen so they can prepare a snack or meal.

All rooms have garden views, a built-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom, as well as space for personal furniture and keepsakes.

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