Shepparton Villages has submitted a planning application to Shepparton Council for approval of a new 120 bed, state of the art, residential aged care facility.
The proposed two storey facility will be located on a portion of the Chas Johnson Reserve, sold to Shepparton Villages in 2010 specifically for aged care services.
Kerri Rivett the CEO of Shepparton Villages stated;
“This new facility is beautiful and is designed to ensure that residents live in a building that is truly a home within a community”
“This facility will ensure that residents, family and staff needs are met regardless of what kind of care is required. Specifically, we have designed this home to meet the increasing demand for high level complex care and to support people living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.”
“There is a significant and rapidly growing shortage of this level of accommodation in the Hume Region: a challenge recognised by many stakeholders including the Department of Social Services, Goulburn Health and Shepparton Council”.
“The location of the land has given us a fantastic opportunity to build a facility with large windows that look over the park and the river”.
“Our new facility has been designed by award winning architectural firm DWP Suters and sets a new benchmark for residential care in the Hume Region”.
Stephen Merrylees SRV’s Board Chair went on to say;
“This new building will not only replace the existing Hakea Lodge, which is over 30 years old, but also help meet the growing needs of the elderly in the region”.
“The new facility will also provide more employment opportunities in our local community”.
“Shepparton Villages is a community controlled not-for-profit aged care provider – everything we do is designed to support the older members of the Greater Shepparton community and their families.”
Further information is attached or please contact Kerri Rivett on 03 5832 0800.