Lyrebird Village Joins the Respect Family

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We are excited to announce that the Lyrebird Village home in Drouin, Victoria has joined the Respect family. Established in 1973, Lyrebird Village was built by the local community to provide a caring home for older people in the Drouin region. Located in the hills of beautiful West Gippsland, the 115 bed home provides a range of accommodation to suit all levels of care.

Up until 1994 Drouin was part of the Buln Buln shire – which is the Aboriginal name for “place of the Lyrebird” – and this is where the name of the home comes from. Like many of our homes, Lyrebird Village was built upon the hard work and commitment of the local council and broader community and we look forward to continuing to provide exemplary care for the people of Drouin and the surrounding areas.

Lyrebird Village chairman Mark Biggs said, “In Respect, we have found an organisation with similar values to ours, with the capacity and capability to provide the necessary resources and investment Lyrebird Village needs to grow and thrive while continuing to provide residential aged care to the Drouin community.”

Mr Biggs said the move would secure Lyrebird Village’s future. “For some time now the aged care sector has been under significant pressure significant change, increasing regulatory requirements and compliance, market forces, COVID-19, and funding pressures.

“As a small stand-alone provider, it became increasingly difficult to remain sustainable in our own right which has made it necessary to seek options to find a workable solution to secure our future.”

Managing Director of Respect, Jason Binder, said the organisation looked forward to continuing “the excellent work of Lyrebird” in the Drouin community.

“As an organisation with a regional focus we understand the importance of community to a facility such as Lyrebird, and, in turn, the role an aged care facility like Lyrebird plays in its community.”

Lyrebird Village becomes the 16th aged care home to join Respect, with homes found in communities across Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

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