For-profit aged care provider Estia Health has reopened Estia Health Blakehurst in Sydney’s south following a three-year redevelopment project.
The previous 42-bed residential aged care facility about 20 kilometres south of Sydney’s central business district was demolished in 2018 to build a larger and modern aged care home.
The new five-storey building has 105 residential aged care places including six rooms for couples.
Other features include a hairdressing salon, beauty therapy room, private dining and function room, wellness and allied health centre, large outdoor spaces and a rooftop terrace.
Estia Health chief customer officer Damien Hiser said the new home would better meet the needs of the community.
“When we closed Estia Health Blakehurst in 2018, it was in the knowledge that we would return to the community with this new home, which we believe is much more suited to the expectations and needs of ageing Australians,” Mr Hiser said.
Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Green, who attended the opening, said the home would provide quality aged care services to locals.
“I’m very proud of my community and it’s wonderful to see this beautiful home at the heart of Blakehurst now open, building a very special community of its own and providing very high quality services to residents of the local area,” Mr Green said.
Main image: Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene, resident Kevin York and Estia Health Blakehurst Executive Director Melissa Sherman.