In this story:

  • Bethanie opens second stage of senior social housing complex
  • Calvary enters SA residential aged care sector
  • Baptcare’s $96 million aged care project gets underway
  • TLC awards contracts for major upgrade project

Bethanie opens second stage of senior social housing complex

Bethanie has opened the second stage of its Peel Community Housing complex

Not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Bethanie has officially opened the next stage of its social housing for seniors development in Mandurah, which has added 98 apartments in two-storey blocks to the 96 apartments completed in 2015.

The Bethanie Peel Community Housing apartments have been designed with universal access features such as wheelchair access, and are affordable to aged pensioners with rent at 25 per cent of the aged pension and six-star energy ratings.

The complex is located adjacent to Bethanie Peel Aged Care Facility and includes retail, dining, recreational and community facilities in addition to an onsite manager and 24-hour monitored emergency call system.

The community housing project has been partly funded by the WA State Government’s Social Housing Investment Program, undertaken in partnership with the state’s Department of Housing and is operated by Bethanie.

Calvary enters SA residential aged care sector

Bryan McLoughlin

Calvary has acquired aged and disability care provider Mary MacKillop Care SA and taken over operations as of this month.

The deal effective 1 June includes MMC’s three aged facilities in Adelaide and Berri, which collectively have 174 beds, and marks Calvary’s entrance into residential aged care in the state.

The acquisition adds to Calvary’s health and aged care operations across six states and territories that include 15 public and private hospitals, 15 retirement and aged care facilities, and 22 community care centres.

Calvary Retirement Communities national director Bryan McLoughlin said the acquisition allowed Calvary to offer residents, clients and patients within the region wider healthcare services.

Baptcare’s $96 million aged care project gets underway

Baptcare’s 96-million development Lalor includes a 120-bed aged care facility and 135 independent living apartments.

Baptcare has commenced construction of its $96-million aged care and retirement living development in the Melbourne suburb of Lalor.

The 120-bed aged care facility and 135 one, two and three-bedroom independent living apartments will form part of Mosaic Living Estate, an integrated community including private homes and cafes, shops, parks and wetlands.

Baptcare chief executive Graham Dangerfield said the development would deliver aged care and retirement living services to the Lalor community focusing on people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Baptcare has appointed Valeo Constructions as the builders, with works to commence shortly and due to be completed by late 2018.

TLC awards contracts for major upgrade project

An artist’s impression of TLC Healthcare’s $24 million upgrade of its Homestead Estate facility

TLC Healthcare has contracted Ireland Brown Constructions and principal consultants Baldasso Cortese to build and manage its $24 million Homestead Estate redevelopment in Wallington, near Geelong.

The upgrade of Homestead Estate, which was TLC group’s first residential facility, involves combining the existing homes into one location and adding an additional 125 beds to create a 260-bed facility.

The site will also include a community healthcare hub, café, gym and virtual reality cinema adapted for use in aged care.

Originally slated to commence in March, construction is now scheduled to begin in August 2017 and is due to be operational in late 2018.

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