Respect acquires Cooma aged care facility

Jason Binder, Managing Director, Respect

Respect aged care has announced that it is set to welcome Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre (SWHMC) in Cooma, NSW, to its growing network of homes.

Established in 1984 after years of fundraising and community support, SWHMC currently houses 70 residents. Following a positive vote from the SWHMC Board last week, Chairman Roger Norton said the merger was good news for residents, staff, and the community.

“SWHMC was built through the efforts of the community. Thanks to this alliance with Respect, the board and I are confident that it has a very bright future, and that Respect will continue the good work,” Mr Norton said.

Respect now boasts 20 aged care homes, including SWHMC.

Jason Binder, Managing Director and CEO of Respect, said the move would secure SWHMC’s future and ensure the home’s service and support for residents and their families, as well as the community, continues.

“As an organisation with a regional focus, we’re looking forward to continuing SWHMC’s collaborative culture of support and care for residents, as well as the important role the home has traditionally played in Cooma and for the broader Snowy Monaro community,” said Mr Binder.

Inside Ageing recently conducted an interview with Respect’s Jason Binder to understand better their formula for success in acquiring facilities and turning them around. Read that interview here.

Respect has experienced significant growth in recent years, particularly over the last decade, with a total of nine homes in Tasmania, eight homes in Victoria, and three homes in New South Wales, as well as home care services in multiple states and more than 700 units in different retirement villages and independent living communities. Watch the below video Q&A where Jason Binder discusses the history of Respect and their approach to acquiring aged care facilities.


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