Yalukang Aged Care
Yalukang provides respite and permanent residential aged care. Our facilities are comfortable and safe and we promote the highest physical and mental function to optimise quality of life.
The origins of ‘Yalukang‘
The name ‘Yalukang’ was chosen in 2020 through extensive community consultation, including with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, a representative body for the Dja Dja Wurrung (Djaara) people.
Yalukang means “from the Campaspe River” in Dja Dja Wurrung language.
The Dja Dja Wurrung (Djaara) are the traditional owners of Country (djandak) the land upon which REDHS is located and delivers services. Notably REDHS also delivers services through the neighbouring Yorta Yorta Nation and Taungurung country.
Yalukang Aged Care Philosophy
- To create a friendly, homely environment while providing the best quality of life for residents through individualised, planned care
- To respect the privacy and dignity of residents and encourage participation and choice in decisions affecting their wellbeing
- To help to encourage independence and maximise the potential of every resident
- To provide a place that all residents feel happy and proud to call home during the latter years of their lives
What we offer
REDHS Yalukang Aged Care facility offers both High Care and Low Care services, with a specialist Memory Support Unit.
Facilities are staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a team of qualified and skilled staff. This includes Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Personal Care Attendants. Support Services staff (catering, cleaning and maintenance services) provide services seven days a week and Activities and Administration staff are available during business hours.
Commitment to Diversity
REDHS is an inclusive organisation. We welcome residents from all backgrounds including:
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
- Members of the LGBT+ Community
- Trans and gender diverse people
- People living with disability
- Culturally and linguistically diverse people
Food, services, care and consideration for spiritual needs will be provided for all residents, bearing in mind their abilities, social and cultural backgrounds, values and beliefs, likes and dislikes. If the resident is from a non-English speaking background, interpreter services are available upon request. Translated information will be provided as required and where available. For more information, download our Resident and Family Handbook (See: Resources).
Image: Early morning sun on the banks of the Campaspe River. Photographed by Vanessa Wiltshire (2021).