Aged care project starts

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS - Sarah Brookes

A $ 90 mil­lion world- class aged care de­vel­op­ment in High Wy­combe plagued by de­lays span­ning more than a decade now looks set to fi­nally be built.

Hall and Prior chief ex­ec­u­tive Graeme Prior said the com­pany was thrilled the project on Hawke­vale Road was fi­nally get­ting un­der­way.

“Karin­gal Green is a very ex­cit­ing project, but it is also a re­ally im­por­tant project for WA,” he said.

“The state- of- the- art con­tem­po­rary de­sign and high­qual­ity in­clu­sions are im­pres­sive in their own right – but most im­por­tantly it will de­liver a much- needed aged care precinct that is able to cater for the needs of lo­cal peo­ple and their fam­i­lies.

“As peo­ple age and have greater care needs, they not only want ac­cess to world­class care, health ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties – they also want to re­main con­nected to their com­mu­nity.

“Ex­pe­ri­ence tells us that in- care health out­comes are bet­ter when spouses stay to­gether and peo­ple re­tain their daily re­la­tion­ships with both fam­ily and the com­mu­nity.”

On com­ple­tion, Karin­gal Green will pro­vide 160 aged care beds cater­ing for both high- de­pen­dency and low­care needs res­i­dents, al­low­ing them to age in peace and en­able cou­ples to stay to­gether de­spite re­quir­ing dif­fer­ent lev­els of care.

Karin­gal Green is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in De­cem­ber 2019.

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