Over 140 jobs created at Melbourne’s first hotel-like aged care facility

TriCare Williams Landing Aged Care Residence was officially opened today by TriCare Director Peter O'Shea, right, and Wyndham City Council Mayor Susan McIntyre, second from left (1)
TriCare Williams Landing resident with staff and Wyndham City Council Mayor Susan McIntyre (second from left). [Source: Supplied]

A new Victorian aged care facility is earmarked to create up to 140 jobs with 50 employees already working there.

TriCare’s first premium aged care residence was opened by Wyndham City Council Mayor Susan McIntyre in southwest Melbourne on Thursday – the provider’s first outside of Queensland.

The first lot of residents have already made themselves at home at the Williams Landing facility which prides itself on feeling more like a hotel than an aged care residence.

“If you’re going to go into aged care, you may as well come here,” said 77-year-old resident Margaret Hodgkinson’s husband, Peter.

The 126-bed facility was designed using person-centred principles to ensure residents are adequately cared for, happy and entertained with an in-house wine bar, movie theatre and hair salon.  

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Williams Landing’s cinema and salon. [Source: Supplied]

In order to combat the hospital-like stigma often associated with aged care facilities, TriCare Director, Peter O’Shea, said Williams Landing offers luxurious larger-than-average 35sm single and double rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and a kitchenette.

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The in-built wine bar and a single resident room. [Source: Supplied]

“This facility was all about redesigning the aged care experience and keeping our residents front of mind throughout the entire process,” said. 

“We’re pleased to introduce this upmarket aged care model that has been so successful in Queensland, to Victoria.”

For more information on TriCare’s services, visit their website here.

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  1. Wow..supernimpressed..very well done indeed!!!!Thats such innovative and out of the box thinking!!!

    Is there a possibility you would consider me to be part of your team?
    I have been a caregiver in South Africa for 15 years with recent 4 years of studies in Narrative Therapy.

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