South Australian aged care provider Life Care has officially opened its $47 million assisted living community in Joslin, Adelaide, known as Gaynes Park Suites.

The new style of seniors housing includes 41 single and two-bedroom suites with kitchen, living and dining areas.

As previously reported, the design is based on an assisted living concept from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, which provides people in their 70’s and 80’s with luxury apartment-style living and in-house individualised support.

The Gaynes Park Suites community also features a five-star restaurant for residents, communal lounge areas, a library, cinema and events room, billiards room, consulting rooms for visiting specialists and service providers and landscaped gardens.

Life Care CEO Allen Candy said the development would help meet the demand for new housing options for older Australians.

“Gaynes Park Suites is part of our strategy to create communities that combine accommodation and care with leading-edge wellbeing programs that enable residents to improve their overall health and wellness. It is a campus that we can be proud to have our parents and grandparents move into today and it will remain relevant for many years to come,” Mr Candy said.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, who officially opened the facility, said Life Care’s Gaynes Park Suites will fill a gap in the aged care sector.

“Assisted living is a unique concept and we are delighted that innovative providers like Life Care are setting the benchmark for the industry for the benefit of South Australians,” Mr Marshall said.

Gaynes Park Suites is located next to Life Care’s existing 96-bed Gaynes Park Manor residential aged care facility.

Steven Marshall and Allen Candy at the opening of Gaynes Park Suites

Main image: Exterior or Life Care’s Gaynes Park Suites.

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