South Australian aged care provider Clayton Church Homes has announced plans for an $18 million redevelopment of its Summerhill aged care home in Uraidla.
The plans, which have been lodged with the Adelaide Hills Council, include demolishing the existing 25-room facility to build a state-of-the-art 4,000 square metre 60-room residential aged care home .
The plans for new facility include individual ensuites in each room and a 16-bed memory support unit for residents with cognitive impairments.
CCH engaged the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute ensure the new facility implements a world-leading approach to dementia care.
It will also include a library, café, cinema, community room, pop-up store, hairdresser, gym and a room for guests to stay over.
Outside features landscaped gardens, terraced areas and significant water storage for bushfire protection and drinking.
Clayton Church Homes CEO Nino DiSisto said older people in this area have shown they prefer to stay within their existing local community when they transition into aged care.
“While refurbishments and improvements have been made to the home since it was acquired by CCH in 2016, we recognise that a more significant redevelopment is required to ensure we can provide the very best physical, emotional and pastoral support,” Mr DiSisto said.
Existing residents will be temporarily relocated to CCH’s Woodside or Magill homes during the redevelopment.
Fellow aged care providers Eldercare, Resthaven and Southern Cross Care have also offered residents temporary accommodation where possible.
Construction is planned to commence early next year and expected to be complete by July 2022.
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