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Noticeboard: latest expansions, openings in aged care

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  • BaptistCare opens Orana Centre, Kellyville phase two
  • Construction starts on Catholic Healthcare Ipswich centre
  • Helping Hand opens $6 million re-development

BaptistCare opens Orana Centre, Kellyville phase two

BaptistCare recently opened the second stage of The Gracewood

BaptistCare recently opened the second stage of The Gracewood

BaptistCare has unveiled its $23 million redevelopment of Orana Centre at Point Clare on the NSW Central Coast.

As a result of the two-year redevelopment project the new-look facility contains 116 contemporary rooms and features including a new coffee shop, hair salon, wellness centre and state of the art kitchen for cooking fresh on-site.

BaptistCare also recently opened the second stage of its independent living community The Gracewood in Kellyville, NSW.

The second stage consists of 80 new apartments, which brings the total number of residents to more than 200.

BaptistCare said The Gracewood will soon be home to a state-of-the-art aged care facility, due to open in early 2017.

Construction starts on Catholic Healthcare’s Ipswich centre

An artist's impression of the new CHA centre

An artist’s impression of the new CHA centre in Ipswich

Work is underway on Catholic Healthcare’s integrated aged care development at the new Villa Maria Centre, Eastern Heights in Ipswich, Queensland.

Once completed, the relocated Villa Maria Centre will be an integrated campus for older people including a modern designed residential aged care service, a health and wellness centre, onsite respite and community support services for seniors, together with specifically designed dementia areas.

Features will include a café, chapel, gardens and a number of communal dinning and lifestyle spaces.

CHA said the development will offer additional services for seniors of the greater Ipswich region, including extra care and accommodation for 40 more older people.

The development is scheduled for completion in early 2018.

Helping Hand opens $6 million re-development

Helping Hand’s recently opened the $6 million extension to its Lealholme property at Halliday Street, Port Pirie.

Residents living at Senate Road, Helping Hand’s other Port Pirie facility, will move in to Lealholme, with Senate Road now likely to be sold, the provider said.

The new wing at Lealholme – named Regent House – brings the capacity of the facility to 104 residential places and includes a purpose-built memory support unit for people living with dementia.

The expansion includes 30 new bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, additional staff station, medication room, a new lounge and dining room, landscaped sensory gardens and a Men’s Shed.

The development was built through a $2.76 million Commonwealth residential care grant and a $3 million investment from Helping Hand.

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