Noticeboard: latest expansions, openings in aged care

In this story: Tinonee Gardens starts work on major project; Resthaven turns sod on $15 million redevelopment; Penninsula Villages outlines $24 million project; and Bethanie moves into new HQ.

In this story:

  • Tinonee Gardens starts work on major project
  • Resthaven turns sod on $15 million redevelopment
  • Penninsula Villages outlines $24 million project
  • Bethanie moves into new HQ

Tinonee Gardens starts work on major project

Tinonee Gardens
Not-for-profit provider Tinonee Gardens is expanding

Construction is underway on a $20 million project at not-for-profit provider Tinonee Gardens’ Multicultural Village in Waratah, NSW to accommodate 238 seniors, including those from socially disadvantaged and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The building will utilise technology such as a smart floor to monitor resident safety, front and back-of-house kitchens to reduce noise for residents and new discreet monitoring panels.

An outdoor recreational area will house a large chess set, tic tac toe and a floor piano.

Graham Mullane, chair of Tinonee Gardens, said that 60 per cent of the construction project would employ local contractors.

“We will also need a significant number of new staff on completion, across all sectors,” Mr Mullane said.

The project is due for completion in October.

Resthaven turns sod on $15 million redevelopment

Resthaven's Murray Bridge centre
Resthaven’s Murray Bridge centre

Construction is underway on the first stage of a $15 million redevelopment of Resthaven Murray Bridge, the South Australian provider has announced.

The overhaul will improve the amenities on site, replacing the remaining shared rooms with all single rooms containing ensuite bathrooms.

The project involves construction of 18 new rooms along with the upgrading of 20 rooms. During the third stage 20 new rooms will be constructed, as well as a new reception area, hall, café, hairdressing salon, shop and library.

Resthaven Murray Bridge opened in 1958 as the third Resthaven home. Today, it is the home of up to 78 older people, and one of Resthaven’s 11 residential aged care facilities.

Penninsula Villages outlines $24 million project

An artist's impression of Peninsula Village's new project
An artist’s impression of Peninsula Village’s new project

NSW Central Coast not-for-profit provider Peninsula Villages has detailed plans for a new 120 bed facility to replace its current Jack Aldous House.

The $24.5 million development will feature 120 single rooms each with an ensuite, housed over three levels.

Smaller wings of 14 residents per family unit, to provide a better level of care and continuity of staff, are also planned.

Peninsula Villages will offer three levels of care at the proposed facility, including aged care and palliative care, as well as specialist dementia care with a dedicated dementia unit on the ground floor, it said.

Bethanie moves into new HQ

Bethanie recently moved to its new HQ
Bethanie recently moved to its new HQ

Bethanie, the major Western Australian not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider, has moved into a new head office in Perth.

The organisation said it outgrew its existing building and secured a centrally located space with updated facilities in the city’s CBD.

The new office space provides the organisation with increased public access, the provider said.

Bethanie CEO Chris How said the move was about expanding the organisation to respond to the state’s growing aged care needs.

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Tags: bethanie, chris how, Graham Mullane, Jack Aldous House, Peninsula Villages, resthaven, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Tinonee Gardens’ Multicultural Village,

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