Queensland aged care and retirement living provider Carinity has completed earthworks at its $27 million development underway in Highfields near Toowoomba.

The 96-suite aged care home is adjacent to the existing Carinity Brownesholme retirement village and is stage one of a $67 million expansion of the seniors’ community.

Carinity aged care regional manager Kathy Nicholls said seniors wanted to remain connected with their loved ones, families and friends.

“Carinity’s approach is to integrate aged care services into our retirement lifestyle communities through in-home care and eventually more supportive residential aged care accommodation and care services,” Ms Nicholls said.

“When it is time for the additional support of aged care living, residents don’t have to move away from established relationships and can maintain their close networks.”

Carinity Brownesholme village manager Garry Slik and resident Kay Clement at the site of the new aged care development in Highfields.

The development is being constructed by Queensland building solutions firm Paynters. 

Paynters director John McCafferty said the Highfields project was the company’s fourth major collaboration with Carinity in five years and follows award winning projects in Townsville, the Gold Coast and Brookfield in Brisbane.

“We are creating a beautiful community here in Highfields and we want to make sure we provide confidence and allow residents to feel welcome,” Mr McCafferty said.

Carinity plans to also build 84 new retirement villas to complement the 61 existing independent retirement units at Highfields.

Carinity anticipates an additional 96 staff will work at the new aged care community, which is expected to open in mid-2021.

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