Aged care into the future

On Tuesday 26 November, Glen Eira City Council resolved to discontinue the sale process of the three aged care facilities — Rosstown in Carnegie; Spurway in Murrumbeena; and Warrawee in Bentleigh East.

Q. Why didn’t Glen Eira sell its residential aged care facilities?

We always said that we would only sell to a specialist aged care provider that met our tight criteria, and that should the process not identify a quality provider, we would not sell.

Having not received a tender submission that met our tight criteria there will not be a sale at this time

Q. Are Glen Eira’s residential aged care facilities still on the market?


Q. What happens now?

Last night Council resolved to discontinue the sale process of our three residential aged care facilities as we had not received a tender submission that met our tight criteria. Like all providers, we may need to make changes to respond to the Royal Commission and new quality standards.

Further decisions about Council’s role in residential aged care will be made after November 2020, when the Royal Commission releases its final report.

Q. Should we be concerned about the level of care being provided to residents?

No. The standard of care we provide has always been of a high quality and we are proud of the care we give.

Q. Surely Council has no option but to upgrade the facilities? How much will this cost and how many people will benefit?

We are aware that some aspects of our older facilities no longer meet contemporary expectations of standards. It is unlikely to be feasible to bring these older facilities to modern standards.

Q. If the facilities are still on the market, will you tell prospective residents and their families that the facilities could be sold at any time?

Council has concluded its sales process and the facilities are no longer on the market.

Q. Have Glen Eira’s residential aged care services been mentioned at the Royal Commission?