In this story:

  • Uniting gets approval for major build
  • Estia prepares to open new Kogarah centre
  • RetireAustralia progresses with expansion
  • Cranbrook opens new facility, village

Uniting gets approval for major build

An artist’s impression of Uniting’s new facility

Uniting Mayflower Westmead Aged Care and Independent Living village is set to be transformed, following recent planning approval by Parramatta City Council.

A new independent living village and a 114-bed aged care facility will be built.

Work at the site recently got underway and is scheduled to be completed over three stages to ensure minimal disruptions to the current services provided at the facility.

Uniting said the site has been master planned to allow for the easy provision of home and community care services, and will include an ambulance bay and additional parking.

Work on the site is planned to be completed by late 2019.

Estia prepares to open new Kogarah centre

Estia Health Kogarah care director Felix Eistrup Santos, executive director Natalie Tighe and lifestyle coordinator Courtney McMahon.

Construction on Estia’s $25 million aged care home in Kogarah is now complete, with the building to be officially unveiled in coming weeks, the provider reports.

The new facility includes 69 ensuite rooms, an in-house hairdressing salon and cinema.

Outdoor landscaping will ensure residents have access to relaxing outdoor spaces, Estia said.

Final works are expected to be complete in mid-March when the first residents transfer across from Estia’s existing Blakehurst home.

Estia said more than 150 construction jobs had been created over the past 22 months on the project.

Retire Australia progresses with expansion

RetireAustralia’s Wood Glen Retirement Village

Eleven three-bedroom independent living villas are under construction at RetireAustralia’s Wood Glen Retirement Village in Erina, with the first stage set to be completed in May.

The village is currently home to 83 two and three-bedroom independent living units, a five-star lodge with facilities and manicured gardens.

An additional development of 58 apartments across two buildings is in the pipeline for 2019, in which residents will be able to access additional care services if needed.

The company said that a successful trial of new care and support services at Wood Glen’s sister village Tarragal Glen in 2017 was the springboard for an ongoing rollout of similar services across the company’s portfolio.

Cranbrook opens new facility, village

Cranbrook’s new Bella Vista Gardens

Cranbrook Care recently opened its Cranbrook Residences in Bella Vista and adjacent aged care facility Bella Vista Gardens.

Bella Vista Gardens features large suites with private bathrooms and sitting areas, many including kitchenettes and some with balconies or direct garden access.

It also includes a village green, manicured gardens, function rooms, wellness centre with beauty salon and hairdresser, hydrotherapy pool and spa, gymnasium and exercise facilities.

Cranbrook Residences contains one, two and three-bedroom low-maintenance modifiable, independent living residences. It features landscaped gardens, a BBQ and entertaining area, library, cinema, arts and crafts room, and fully-equipped children’s area.

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