The not-for-profit group has started work on a two-stage $34M redevelopment of its 40 year-old Reservoir site, 12km north of Melbourne’s CBD.
The upgrade will create a state-of-the-art, dementia-friendly aged care facility for 110 residents.
Mayflower CEO Rosa Ginevra said the redevelopment will be able to care for nearly three times as many people and provide an environment that welcomes and caters for residents and families from culturally diverse backgrounds.
She says, “While the care Mayflower provides is excellent, the current facilities are ageing.”
The new facility is being built in two stages, so that existing residents can continue to live at Mayflower Reservoir and staff can remain working and upskilling while building takes place.