Traralgon’s Yallambee Aged Care has received Federal Government funding to upgrade security systems.
Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $99,500 for Yallambee to install a CCTV security surveillance system both inside the premises and around the exterior.
Mr Chester said the upgrade would play a critical role in the safety and security of staff and residents.
“We are fortunate to have many skilled and dedicated aged care workers providing high quality care across a range of facilities in Gippsland. I regularly visit aged care providers across Gippsland and am always impressed by the high standard of care being provided locally,” Mr Chester said.
“Security systems are common-place in modern aged care facilities and help to provide families with greater confidence that their loved ones are being cared for with the respect that is expected and deserved.”
Mr Chester said aged care homes like Yallambee played a vital role in the Gippsland economy, supporting local shops and service providers, while allowing residents to remain in their own community near to family and friends when a higher level of care is required.
“I’m pleased Yallambee has been able to secure this funding for the required upgrade,” Mr Chester said.
“By putting locals first, we can deliver a safer, stronger, better Gippsland.”
Chief Executive Officer Janet Moore said Yallambee was grateful for the support of Victoria Police and governments at all levels in its quest for funding to improve internal and external security surveillance.
“CCTV surveillance is common-place in many residential aged care settings,” Ms Moore said.
“Yallambee residents, families and staff will be reassured that additional security measures are being taken to make Yallambee a safe and secure living and working environment.”
The funding is being provided under the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme as part of the Federal Government’s $5 billion aged care funding boost announced in the 2018-19 Budget.