HEART OF COAST EXPANDING
CBD ISN’T THE ONLY EXCITING NEWS, AS AGED CARE FACILITY READIES TO OPEN ITS DOORS
A $40 million aged care facility in Maroochydore’s heart is tipped to create 150 jobs, with 30 of those already in the recruitment stage.
National company Estia Health is in the final stages of building the 126-bed, double-storey aged care home which will have a hairdressing salon, in-house cinema, private dining room and cafe.
The facility is due to open to permanent and short-term respite aged care residents on August 26, and will expand Estia’s Sunshine Coast footprint which includes facilities in Twin Waters, Mt Coolum and Nambour.
It will increase its national presence to 69 facilities.
Estia said the facility would also meet demand for people living with dementia by providing an 18-bed memory support unit to deliver a “safe and supportive environment”.
Other highlights include daily lifestyle activities, consultation rooms for visiting health professionals and a well-equipped kitchen with a qualified chef and catering team serving freshly cooked and nutritious meals.
Ms Hoey said while the team would eventually grow to 150 employees, Estia was focused on securing team members to care for the first residents.
“This includes recruiting an experienced team of registered nurses, who will be on site 24-7 and led by the home’s care director,” Ms Hoey said.
She brings with her 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse.
“I know how important this clinical team is, and we are taking the time to make sure we have the right mix of dedicated and compassionate carers that share Estia’s values,” she said.
The new Estia aged care development is in Sunshine Cove, close to the town centre and Sunshine Plaza.