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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.