Lyndoch Living to join Respect Group

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Lyndoch Living to join Respect Group

  • Lyndoch Living will join Respect Group on 1 June 2024.
  • Respect specialises in high-quality aged care services in rural and regional Australia.
  • Residents and clients will continue to receive the same first-class care and services from the same team.
  • Lyndoch Living staff to stay with the same conditions and entitlements.

Lyndoch Living, Warrnambool will join Respect Group Limited on 1 June 2024.

Respect is a not-for-profit community-based aged care provider, specialising in aged care in rural and regional Australia. The organisation has a strong track record in supporting smaller aged care providers to join the group and continue delivering safe, high-quality and sustainable aged care services in their community.

Respect has a 100-year history in aged care homes and services and now has 25 aged care homes,12 in regional Victoria, nine in regional Tasmania, and four in regional New South Wales; five retirement villages and independent living complexes; and provides home care services across these three states.

“Bringing Lyndoch Living into the Respect group of aged care homes and services will ensure the longevity of this aged care legacy for South West Victoria and is aligned with Respect Group’s commitment to delivering exceptional care for seniors in rural and regional Australia,” CEO and Managing Director of Respect, Jason Binder said today.

“Our mission is to care for the elderly in our communities in an environment of respect, value and belonging. We provide care for each of our clients based on what is important to them and their individual needs. The communities from South West Victoria will benefit from Respect Group’s expertise in providing quality aged care services.

“We also understand concerns that residents, clients, and staff of Lyndoch Living may have during a transition like this.

“The same dedicated team of professionals who have been providing exceptional care and support at Lyndoch Living will continue to serve residents and clients, ensuring a smooth transition,” Mr Binder said.

Lyndoch Living has faced financial and operating challenges in recent years.

The Lyndoch Living Board undertook a three year turnaround plan which resulted in earlier improvements and better financial results. However, the reality is that a larger group such as Respect will ensure the sustainable future of the Lyndoch legacy, Dr O’Brien, Chair of Lyndoch, said.

“This was not an easy decision but one we believe is right. Respect has an excellent reputation and very positive feedback was received from other aged care facilities which have joined the Respect group,” Dr O’Brien said.

“Respect shares the mission and values of Lyndoch Living and has a focus of providing excellent care to its aged care residents and clients. Respect also has a strong commitment to supporting and developing its staff members.

“Overall, we are convinced that Respect has the strength, experience, and expertise to provide Lyndoch Living with the resources needed to thrive, innovate, and continue delivering the exceptional aged care services that the Warrnambool community deserves.”


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)