The Wantirna residential aged care facility is a 120-bed development that was designed to offer best-practice care in a home-like environment. Its main goal was to enhance residents’ privacy, dignity and independence while catering to a range of care needs. The facility features contemporary models of care, which make it a dementia-friendly environment. The design aims to promote physical and mental wellbeing through access to natural light, fresh air and scenic views of the Dandenong Ranges.
Completed in the second half of 2022, the Wantirna residential aged care facility is part of the Wantirna Health Precinct, which is a community-focused neighbourhood that provides integrated health and wellbeing services.
The development represents stage two of the Modernisation of Metropolitan Melbourne Public Sector Residential Aged Care Strategy. This strategy aims to develop larger scale services that better meet community expectations. It will enable contemporary models of aged care that are dementia-friendly, support mental health, and are suited to the needs of people with complex care requirements.