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Tri­care will open its $27 mil­lion aged care res­i­dence at Kawana Wa­ters next month.

The ex­ten­sion to the ex­ist­ing res­i­dence will be home to 80 deluxe suites, many with views of the Mooloolah River. It will open to res­i­dents on June 4, with a public open day on June 16.

Tri­Care aged care man­ager Daniel Aitchi­son likened the new ex­ten­sion to a five-star ho­tel.

“The wa­ter­front and canal views ... I haven’t seen any­thing bet­ter,” he said. “The lo­ca­tion is un­be­liev­able and the de­sign means half of the suites and ev­ery shared sit­ting and din­ing room has wa­ter views. We wanted to move away from that in­sti­tu­tion feel and make it some­where that loved ones wanted to visit.”

In the new ex­ten­sion, each spa­cious suite comes with the lat­est in bed tech­nol­ogy, cli­mate-con­trolled air­con­di­tion­ing, a bar fridge, writ­ing desk, a TV and DVD, and a pri­vate en­suite with lux­ury fit­tings.

Shared fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a din­ing room and lounge area on each floor, and out­door ter­races with wa­ter views and din­ing ar­eas.

Mr Aitchi­son said all meals would be “five star”, with fresh and nu­tri­tious menus de­signed by two on-site chefs, and served in one of seven din­ing rooms or via room ser­vice.

The ex­ist­ing res­i­dence will also be re­fur­bished, with both build­ings ben­e­fit­ing from an in­ter­nal wa­ter canal fea­ture, and land­scaped gar­dens.

In terms of care, all res­i­dents have ac­cess to a 24-hour emer­gency call sys­tem, and around-the-clock res­i­den­tial, re­spite and pal­lia­tive care.

Res­i­dents can also ac­cess health pro­grams pro­vided by speech pathol­o­gists, di­eti­tians, po­di­a­trists and phys­io­ther­a­pists. There is an on­site den­tal clinic. All res­i­dents will also re­ceive an in­di­vid­ual care plan de­vel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with health ex­perts.

“Unique to Kawana Wa­ters is eCase,” Mr Aitchi­son said. “It is our elec­tronic care sys­tem that keeps ev­ery­thing in one place and can be ac­cessed by clients, staff and al­lied health professionals.”

Tri­Care Kawana Wa­ters will open its new ex­ten­sion to res­i­dents on June 4, with a public open day to be held on June 16.

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