Costa House Joins the Respect Family

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Victoria’s Costa House aged care home – located in Lara, 18 km from Geelong – has officially joined Respect.

The merger, which formally takes effect from today following months of collaboration between Respect and previous owners genU, has secured the home’s future as well as ensured its ongoing support for residents and their families can continue for generations to come. 

Jason Binder, our Managing Director and CEO, welcomed Costa House staff members, residents and their families, and called the merger a major step forward for local aged care services in Lara and across the surrounding region. 

“Respect is excited to welcome Costa House to our aged care network and we’re looking forward to continuing, and improving on, the wonderful tradition of community support and service that the home has come to represent for so many local families,” Jason says.  

“We’re committed to continuing and growing on that culture of care and respect and making Costa House an even more amazing place for our residents to live, and our staff to come to work each day.” 

Jason says the merger has provided current residents the security of ongoing tenure, and continuity of care and supports. Residents will also continue to enjoy the familiarity of existing carers, with current staff transferring employment to Respect. 

“Importantly, being part of a large organisation with a great capacity to invest in systems, staffing and facilities will mean strong aged care services for the community and its surrounding regions,” Mr Binder said. 

Jason says Respect shares many of the same values as Costa House and our organisation is looking forward to ensuring they remain a cornerstone of the high-level of service and support currently provided to residents and their families. 

“Whether it is across our aged care homes, retirement living villages, or in the support we provide older Australians through home care, our values and sense of community sit at the heart of everything we do,” he says. 

“As a not-for-profit organisation, we pride ourselves on our connections – the relationships we foster between staff, residents and clients, and the engagement we build with the wider community.  

“It sits at the very heart of what Respect is about and has been for 100 years: giving back to older Australians by fostering communities of belonging. We want to build on Costa House’s local connections, so that we can keep engagement high as well as give back to those who have supported our home for so long, all to benefit local families.” 

Costa House is the 22nd aged care home to join Respect, our 100-year-old organisation dedicated to serving older people across Australia, through its high standard of care and community involvement. 

Respect has grown significantly throughout its history, particularly in the last decade to include homes across Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales. Respect also has home care services in multiple states, and more than 700 units in different retirement villages and independent living communities. 

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