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24 May, 2024

New direction for Lyndoch Living

LESS than a year after the shock closure of Terang’s May Noonan Aged Care Centre, Lyndoch Living in Warrnambool has announced its dissolution.

By Staff Writer

Former May Noonan Aged Care Centre in Terang.
Former May Noonan Aged Care Centre in Terang.

Not-for-profit aged care provider Respect will absolve the company and assume operations from June 1 at its 198-bed residential aged care home in Warrnambool, retirement living units, and local home care services.

According to managing director and chief executive officer of Respect, Jason Binder, the move will ensure support for residents and clients, their families, and the broader communities of South-West Victoria, can continue for generations to come.

“Respect is committed to delivering exceptional care for older Australians in rural and regional Australia and ensuring aged care services continue to be sustainable and available for local families in need,” Mr Binder said.

“Bringing Lyndoch Living into our family of aged care homes and services will ensure the longevity of its support for South-West Victoria, which already exceeds several decades.

“As a not-for-profit organisation, we’ve been growing throughout the past decade and have become known for our ability to make aged care homes thrive while investing back into the home and the surrounding community.”

Mr Binder said Respect was excited to continue to develop and grow Lyndoch Living’s support for residents and clients, their families, and the wider community, and looks forward to ensuring the home remains a wonderful place for residents to live.

Lyndoch Living has faced financial and operating challenges in recent years.

Lyndoch Living Chair Dr Peter O’Brien said the home’s Board undertook a three-year turnaround plan which had resulted in improvements and an improved financial result.

However, navigating this environment as a stand-alone aged care provider became increasingly difficult and they decided a larger provider, such as Respect, would ensure the “sustainable future of the Lyndoch legacy”.

“This was not an easy decision but one we believe is right,” Dr O’Brien said.

“Respect has an excellent reputation and very positive feedback was received from other aged care facilities that have joined their group of homes.

“Respect shares the mission and values of Lyndoch Living and has a focus of providing excellent care to its aged care residents and clients. Respect also has a strong commitment to supporting and developing its staff members.”

Dr O’Brien added that, overall, Lyndoch Living was convinced that Respect had the strength, experience, and expertise to provide Lyndoch Living with the resources needed to thrive, innovate, and continue delivering the exceptional aged care services that the Warrnambool community deserves.

Lyndoch Living is the 26th aged care home to join Respect.

“We look forward to welcoming their staff, residents, and clients to our Respect family,” Mr Binder said.


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