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a journey of growth
and expansion

History

Lyndoch Living’s history has been a journey of growth and expansion to meet the aged and extended care needs of the South West. From humble beginnings in 1952 as a twelve bed hostel, Lyndoch Living has grown to now be the major provider of aged and extended care services to our community.

A truncated timeline of the organisations growth is represented as follows:

1950’s

– Establishment of a twelve bed Hostel

1960’s

– Establishment of the Retirement Village with the construction of 3 “Darby & Joan” units

– Additional Hostels “Fletcher Jones”, “Harris” and “Berlyn” constructed to meet growing demand

1970’s

– Hostel expansion continued with the construction of “Englebert” and “KT Swinton”

– The first Nursing Home “Ward 1” opens

– The Day Centre was established

1980’s

– Retirement Village grows to a total of 45 units

– The second Nursing Home “Ward 2” opens

1990’s

– Tomlinson Centre Hostel opens

– Community based and in-home services established

– Establishment of satellite offices in Hamilton and Portland

2000’s

– Construction of new Nursing Homes “Audrey Prider Centre” and “Lake Lodge” to replace those built through the 70’s and 80’s

– Construction of new “KT Swinton Hostel”

– “The Homestead” respite program initiated

– Massive growth in Community Care, Case Management, and Home-based Services

– Establishment of a satellite office in Ballarat

2010’s

– Planning initiated for a major redevelopment of the Retirement Village “Waterfront Living”

Lyndoch Living has been, and remains, a solid and respected care provider to the communities of South West Victoria. Our growth is a testament to our responsiveness to changing community expectations and a flexibility to shift our focus to ensure that the needs of the individual are at all times central to our decision making.