Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT has officially opened its residential aged care facility in Thornleigh in Sydney’s northern suburbs following a $25 million redevelopment.
The refurbishment and expansion, which was announced in 2016, increased the facility’s beds from 54 to 67.
New features include landscaped outdoor gardens and courtyards, a beauty therapy and hairdressing salon, and several common areas including a conservatory, solarium, entertainment lounge and balconies.
All residents also have a spacious ensuite in their bedroom now.
A new dementia-specific wing has been developed to care for the growing number of residents with dementia.
PAC NSW & ACT CEO Paul Sadler said he was excited the redeveloped facility had now opened.
“PAC Thornleigh has been designed to feel as warm and welcoming as your own private residence while offering the high quality, personalised care that Presbyterian Aged Care has been giving older Australians for over 75 years,” Mr Sadler said.
“State-of-the-art technology has been utilised to increase the level of communication between residents and care staff to ensure every need is met. We’re very proud of the service,” he said.
PAC Thornleigh also has a dedicated Chinese cultural lounge to cater for the large number of residents who speak Chinese.
The new works were designed by Sue Kenny Architects and built by Tower Projects with interiors by Gilmore Interior Design.
Federal member for Berowra Julian Leeser unveiled the official plaque and spoke at the opening ceremony on behalf of the Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck.
The facility was blessed by moderator of the Presbyterian Church in NSW Reverend Richard Keith.
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