Respect picks up another regional home

Not-for-profit aged care provider Respect has acquired Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre in Cooma, New South Wales.

Not-for-profit aged care provider Respect has acquired Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre in regional New South Wales, making it the twentieth home in its growing portfolio.

SWHMC, a 70-room home in Cooma, first opened in 1984 following years of fundraising and grassroots support from the local Snowy Monaro community.

The SWHMC board voted in favour of the merger last week, which chairman Roger Norton called positive news for residents, staff, and the community.

“Thanks to this alliance with Respect, the board and I are confident that it has a very bright future, and that Respect will continue the good work,” Mr Norton said in a statement. “We couldn’t have asked for a better provider to join. They’ve been outstanding and I look forward to seeing the home thrive under their leadership.”

Respect managing director and chief executive officer Jason Binder said the move would secure SWHMC’s future and ensure the service and support for residents and their families continued.

Jason Binder

“As an organisation with a regional focus, we’re looking forward to continuing SWHMC’s collaborative culture of support and care for residents, as well as the important role the home has traditionally played in Cooma and for the broader Snowy Monaro community,” Mr Binder said in a statement.

Respect, a 100-year-old organisation, has grown particularly in the last decade. Similar deals in the last two years include Masonic Care Tasmania, Lyrebird Village and Mitchell House in Victoria and Lithgow Aged Care in NSW.

Today, Respect has nine homes in Tasmania, eight homes in Victoria, and three homes in New South Wales. Respect also has home care services in multiple states, and more than 700 units in different retirement villages and independent living communities.

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