New aged care home for Kyneton, Victoria - plus childcare
A new aged care home and childcare facility in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges is a step closer, with family-owned provider Embracia starting work on redeveloping the old Kyneton Hospital.
Kyneton, 87km northwest of Melbourne, is in need of additional aged care facilities, and Embracia intends to turn the gold rush-era hospital site into a 120-bed aged care home plus function rooms, mixed-use offices, café and restaurant; additionally, a 120-place childcare facility will be built on the site.
“We’ll also be running intergenerational programs between the childcare and the aged care, which is something we’re very excited to be working on."
“There is much evidence that bringing the elderly and children together as part of structured engagement programs can have huge benefits for both groups,” said Sarah MacKenzie, Embracia Victoria’s managing director, in the Midland Express."
Building works have already started on the childcare component, and Embracia is waiting on Council permission for the aged care home.