Promoting ageing in place

The organisation behind a brand new Melbourne facility says it is a sign of things to come.

Victoria Grange

The Victoria Grange facility

Australian Unity says its brand new Victoria Grange Aged Care facility in Melbourne’s east is a sign of things to come in retirement living and aged care in Australia.

The purpose-built residential care home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs was officially opened this week by the Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot.
 
It is situated close to a range of independent living options and is aimed at assisting people to age in place.

The new facility will be home to over 100 high and low care residents and features a dedicated dementia wing.

“Through co-locating a range of retirement living and aged care options within a well established residential area, we’re providing the infrastructure and services for people to age in their local communities,” Mr McMillan said.

“At Victoria Grange residents can choose the levels of care and services they need without having to face a major move later in life.”

Melbourne’s east has a much higher proportion of people over the age of 85 than other parts of Victoria.

“We take our commitment to residents’ ranging from pastoral services throug wellbeing very seriously. In addition to first class care, residents are able to enjoy a variety of initiativesh to our make a wish program. Australian Unity is dedicated to the ongoing support of older Australians,” Mr McMillan said.

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