Macedon Ranges Health explores partnership options to establish a best practice aged care community
Macedon Ranges Health and Benetas to explore partnership options
3 May 2017:
Macedon Ranges Health (MRH) and Benetas have agreed to explore partnership opportunities in the provision of aged care and community services in the Macedon Ranges.
As the population of the Macedon Ranges continues to grow, the number of people aged over 80 living in our region is expected to double in the next decade. This change will generate significant demand for retirement living and housing options, as well as aged and dementia care services, across the community.
To address these challenges, and to ensure Macedon Ranges Health can achieve its mission to provide high-quality, integrated primary and aged care services well into the future, the Board has conducted discussions with a range of potential partners over the last 12 months. After careful consideration, Macedon Ranges Health and Benetas have agreed to consider how they might work together to meet future community needs.
Operating since 1948, Benetas is a leading values-based, not-for-profit provider of residential care, in-home care, respite care, housing services and retirement living, in Victoria. Benetas’ vision is to provide a positive, fulfilling experience of ageing where everyone has the opportunity to age well in communities of choice and support. The organisation has a significant presence in regional Victoria and is committed to building strong local communities.
A three month due diligence process will now commence to investigate the potential benefits of a long-term partnership. Macedon Ranges Health and Benetas are confident the process will cause minor disruption to clients and staff, highlighting the ongoing commitment to the delivery of integrated primary and aged care services across our region. While this is occurring, MRH will finalise its analysis of collaboration models.
Macedon Ranges Health believes this process will help ensure the long-term viability of our services, ongoing employment opportunities and the continuation of care to our community well into the future.