New home to care for older Indian Australians

A multi-million-dollar aged care facility offering culturally sensitive services to Melbourne’s Indian community will be built in Cranbourne East.

A multi-million-dollar aged care facility offering culturally sensitive services to Melbourne’s Indian community will be built in Cranbourne East.

Expected to accommodate a minimum of 90 residents, a not-for-profit residential aged care provider linked to the Indian community will be appointed to build and operate the facility later this year.

“We know it’s hugely important for people to remain connected to their culture as they get older,” said Victoria’s Minister for Disability, Ageing, and Carers Anthony Carbines. “The land purchase will make a difference to the Indian community, with a new aged care facility that offers bilingual and cross-culturally trained staff, traditional food options and spaces for religious and cultural activities.”

The Mayfield Road site – in an area known as the City of Casey – will offer a range of benefits: access by car and public transport, close proximity to the shopping precinct and parks, and to health services – including Casey Hospital.

“This is the perfect location for a new aged care facility to support the older Indian members of our local community and to help them feel at home,” said Labor member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards.

Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Indian community with more than 182,000 residing in the state.

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