“We have approximately $50 million of current and future development planned for the Ridgehaven Aged Care Precinct which will meet the overwhelming demand for aged-care accommodation and services in this region,” said Masonic Homes CEO, Mr Doug Strain.
“Masonic Homes has identified the north-east of Adelaide as an ageing region and we believe our commitment will assist in meeting current and future demands.”
Mr Strain said the opening of the 42-bed, $6 million nursing home was one of the organisation’s biggest projects in the north-east and would be a conduit for future development.
“Tea Tree Gully Council recently approved an additional 64 independent living units at the Ridgehaven Aged Care Precinct and this approval, along with Federal Government funding to extend residential care facilities, is a huge bonus for the region,” he said.
“In addition, we have plans for further development of 100 retirement units and 90 independent living units in the next 10 years.”
Masonic Homes has already committed $25 million to the current projects and community care packages, with another $25 million planned to be invested in the retirement and independent living unit development.
The opening of Ridgehaven this week will increase the number of aged-care beds available in the area from 70 to more than 110.