Aged care provider Blue Care has received approval from the Noosa Shire Council and the Queensland government to develop an integrated aged care and retirement living precinct in Noosa on the state’s sunshine coast.

The Blue Care Sunrise Beach precinct will accommodate 260 residents with the aged care home designed to operate in households of less than 10 residents.

The precinct is adjacent to shops, medical services and Noosa National Park and within walking distance to a tennis club and aquatic centre.

Architecture firm ThomsonAdsett is designing the aged care home while retirement living specialists Lendlease is developing the co-located retirement village under a joint project.

Blue Care Sunrise Beach precinct

UnitingCare group general manager property Lavinia Dack said the aged care home design  was updated to operate like a small household to reflect the recent royal commission’s recommendations.

“Eight and nine bed households are located around a central living area, providing improved functionality and amenity for residents whilst also offering greater access controls, sanitisation points, and designated paths of travel throughout the greater care home,” Ms Dack said.

The precinct will provide residents choice and control over their lives, she said.

“We are giving people the ability to maintain closeness and connection with their friends, family, place of worship, and the local community no matter what their health and personal circumstances may be.”

Main image: Blue Care’s Sunrise Beach precinct

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