Residents at Kalyna Care in Delahey could soon have better facilities if the Labor government is re-elected.
Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins last week announced that the aged care facility would received $800,000 to upgrade the 102-bed centre.
Renovations will include refurbishing and modernising the living spaces and future planning for the growing needs of the centre.
The centre is home to people of many backgrounds, including Ukranian, Polish, Slovakian, German, Austrian, Croatian and Serbian.
It offers tailored care for different backgrounds, from traditional food to hosting dedicated spaces to practice religion and culture.
Ms Hutchins said the commitment will ensure all cultures at the centre are catered for.
“These upgrades will not only make sure residents have the best quality of care – but that they also have the dedicated spaces to share their cultures and traditions,” Ms Hutchins said.
Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz echoed Ms Hutchins’ sentiments, adding that it was vital that Victoria’s diversity is recognised.
“This investment will make a huge difference to the residents at Kalyna Care and their families.
“Here in our multicultural state, it’s vital that we invest in aged care services that reflect our state’s diversity,” Ms Kairouz said.