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Respect secures new facility Tongala and District Memorial Aged Care

Respect secures new facility Tongala and District Memorial Aged Care

25 November 21

The long-term future of  the Tongala and District Memorial Aged Care home has been secured with Respect taking over the operation to allow it to grow and thrive under the management of a larger specialist organisation. Respect is looking to commence a refurbishment to refresh the look of the facility as well as adding instrumental updates to IT to bring much needed technological infrastructure to the 73-bed site. 

Nina Slade, Tongala Aged Care’s Committee of Management Chair noted “As a stand-alone facility, it (is) becoming increasingly difficult to operate in the new aged care environment.This is a challenge facing many stand-alone, independent, and small aged-care service providers across Australia”.

“Over the years, compliance costs and expectations for aged care providers have increased significantly, and it will only increase more following the 146 Aged Care Royal Commission recommendations. Larger providers are now best placed to meet these costs efficiently as they have the capacity to spread the costs over a broader base.”

“Respect is a respected and well-established aged care provider with extensive resources and national experience in the aged care sector. We are confident that Respect has a strong commitment to the highest of standards and shares Tongala Aged Care’s values of compassion and care for our residents.”

Respect Managing Director, Jason Binder said he is excited about Tongala joining Respect Aged Care.

“Our mission has always been to care for the elderly in our communities in an environment of respect, value and belonging, and we are looking forward to extending this philosophy of compassionate care at Tongala Aged Care,” Mr Binder said.

“We strive to be progressive and innovative leaders in the aged care industry, by creating environments where people enjoy living and our staff are proud to work.”

The addition of Tongala and District Memorial Aged Care establishes Respects presence in regional Victoria, and brings the organisation’s total number of homes to 14 with more than 1,000 residents and 1,400 employees spanning 3 states.