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THE con­struc­tion of a $25 mil­lion high-care res­i­den­tial aged care fa­cil­ity will add 114 beds to the Sun­shine Coast.

The fa­cil­ity is be­ing built on­site at Liv­ing Choice Twin Wa­ters re­tire­ment vil­lage, with the com­pany join­ing with Estia Health to de­liver the pro­ject.

Liv­ing Choice’s con­struc­tion divi­sion will build the two­s­torey com­plex, with Estia to own and op­er­ate the fa­cil­ity.

Liv­ing Choice di­rec­tor Ian Tre­go­ning said he was de­lighted to add res­i­den­tial aged care to the of­fer­ing for res­i­dents.

“Re­cent re­search con­ducted by Grant Thorn­ton found that re­tire­ment vil­lages with on-site care ser­vices were in­creas­ing in pop­u­lar­ity and out­per­form­ing stand-alone re­tire­ment vil­lages,” he said.

“This is be­cause res­i­dents have peace of mind know­ing a higher level of care is avail­able should they need it.

“This is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for cou­ples, as both part­ners are able to re­main liv­ing in the same precinct if one re­quires a higher level of care than the other.”

Mr Tre­go­ning said few re­tire­ment vil­lages and over-55 life­style re­sorts on the Sun­shine Coast of­fered res­i­den­tial aged care on-site.

The new fa­cil­ity will of­fer 114 sin­gle rooms with pri­vate en­suites, a com­mu­nity gar­den, hair­dress­ing sa­lon, li­brary, sen­sory gar­den for de­men­tia pa­tients, din­ing rooms and lounges, ac­tiv­ity rooms and con­sult­ing rooms for vis­it­ing med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als.

Estia Health pro­ject di­rec­tor Peter Hamil­ton said the new high care fa­cil­ity would also in­clude com­mer­cial kitchens to pro­vide meals to res­i­dents as well as a high level of spe­cial­ist sup­port.

“We’re pleased to be of­fer­ing var­i­ous spe­cial­ist ser­vices on­site in­clud­ing respite and mem­ory sup­port care, which will al­low us to cater to res­i­dents with a broad range of con­di­tions,” he said.

The fa­cil­ity is ex­pected to be com­pleted in 2017.

AGED CARE:CARE Li Livingi Choices Twin Wa­ters and Estia Health have part­nered in a new 114 bed high-care aged care fa­cil­ity for the Sun­shine Coast.

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