In this story:

  • Whiddon unveils first stage of Redhead facility
  • Seasons Aged Care begins Mango Hill expansion
  • Tulich commences next stage of The Royce
  • Life Care appoints builder, announces new development

Whiddon unveils first stage of Redhead facility

Whiddon Redhead dining room

New South Wales and Queensland provider Whiddon has opened the doors of a new aged care home which is part of a $38 million expansion project in Redhead in the Hunter Region.

The two-storey facility features 80 single bedrooms with sea views and direct outdoor access within eight households, separate living areas, a café, allied health spaces, hair salon, a community care hub and activity spaces.

It’s the first of Whiddon’s facilities designed for its new relationship-based model of care, which focuses on staff building strong relationships with residents.

Whiddon CEO Chris Mamarelis said the Redhead facility “is an exciting next step in the evolution of care offering and living experience.”

A Whiddon Redhead resident helping out in the kitchen

“The physical design supports our relationship-based care approach, promoting independence, choice, continuity of care and quality of life for residents,” Mr Mamarelis told Australian Ageing Agenda.

“Each household has its own fully equipped kitchen that we hope will bring our residents and team members even closer while cooking, creating and enjoying the dining experience together,” Mr Mamarelis said.

This model also allows for further independence and dining choice for residents in addition to the full catering experience,” he said.

Whiddon Redhead will have 175 residential aged care places, a dementia specific wing, clubhouse, bowling green and additional outdoor spaces when complete mid next year.

View a tour of the facility here.

Seasons Aged Care begins Mango Hill expansion

Construction at Seasons Aged Care Mango Hill

Queensland provider Seasons Aged Care has marked 10 years of operation by announcing an expansion of its Mango Hill community in Moreton Bay.

The development will include 95 apartments fitted with a kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

The expansion also features a day respite centre, roof top-entertainment area, a new dining room, lounge rooms, activity rooms and a movie theatre.

Stage two is expected to be complete in August 2020 and stage three by early 2021.

Elsewhere, Seasons has purchased land to develop communities at Holland Park, Tugun and in the Beaudesert region.

Tulich commences next stage of The Royce

Tulich Family Communities The Royce

Residential aged care and retirement living provider Tulich Family Communities has commenced the second stage of its $100 million in Penrith, western Sydney, The Royce.

The six-storey facility, which will be built by Richard Crookes Constructions, include 87 retirement living apartments, a hair and beauty salon, private residents and members’ bar and allied health rooms.

Tulich Family Communities director and founder Maurice Tulich said the facility aimed to provide choice for the area’s ageing community.

“We are aiming to create a residential and care community that meets the needs of the Penrith population into the future and so we are pulling out all stops in relation to lifestyle that offers our future residents plenty of choice,” Mr Tulich said.

Stage two of the Royce is expected to be complete in September next year.

Life Care appoints builder, announces new development

An artist’s impression of Life Care’s Gaynes Park Suites development

South Australian aged care provider Life Care has announced construction group Mossop Construction + Interior will build the second stage of its $47 million Gaynes Park Suites retirement living facility in Joslin, Adelaide.

The development features 41 single and two-bedroom assisted living suites, a concierge, communal dining and lounge areas, a library, multi-purpose rooms, consulting rooms and landscaped gardens.

The design is based on an assisted living concept used in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, which allows people in their 70’s and 80’s to downsize their home and receive individualised support.

Elsewhere, Life Care has lodged plans to develop a $60 million retirement living community in Golden Grove, north-east of Adelaide.

Subject to approval, the facility will include 38 apartments, 42 assisted living suites, 46 independent living units, a café and consulting rooms.

Stage two of Gaynes Park Suites is expected to be complete by late 2020 and construction of the Golden Grove facility would take three years to complete.

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