2018 Aged Care Redevelopment Project

In 2017 EDMH received funding from the Victorian Government for a redevelopment of its Aged Care Facility.

The project involves relocating the current nursing home to join on to the Lakes Hostel. 

Currently, the Nursing home and Hostel are currently situated at opposite ends of the hospital.

This provides a number of benefits not only for residents allowing them to ‘age in place’, but also to staffing.

The redevelopment project in brief:
- A new nursing home will be build adjoining the Lakes hostel on the south side
- The new nursing home will have 18 residential beds all in private rooms with their own bathrooms

Benefits of the project:
- A combined facility means residents do not need to be transferred between ‘low care and ‘high care” facilities as their needs increase.
- Providing a significantly better quality of care to residents.
- Enabling staff to provide the type of care for residents that ensures their privacy and dignity is maintained
- Enhancing our attraction to families who are looking for residential care for their loved ones.
- Improving privacy by eliminating the four bed wards.
- Private bathrooms for all residents
- Infection control is more manageable.

If you have any comments or concerns please email the EDMH General Services Manager, Andrew Saunders andrews@edmh.org.au.

180404 DHHS MEETING 02 PRESENTATION 4 04 2018 Page 07

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