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In this story:

  • SummitCare opens a new flagship facility
  • The new facility includes a farm for the well-being of residents
  • Facility upgrade supports Grafton seniors
  • Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health join forces

SummitCare opens a new flagship facility

The Superior Suites at SummitCare Baulkham Hills are equipped with a kitchenette and living space

SummitCare has officially opened its state-of-the-art, $ 60 million, 186-bed retirement home in Baulkham Hills, northwest Sydney, which has been designed to provide residents with warm warmth and the luxurious elements of a home. ‘a five star hotel. .

The facility, which is 10th in the provider’s portfolio, includes smaller centers within the home, each accommodating a maximum of 20 people sharing a dining and living room and a dedicated care team.

Accommodation ranges from single en-suite suites to superior suites with kitchenettes and living space that allow couples to reside together. Guest and family rooms are also available for overnight stays.

Other features include a beauty salon, hairdresser, cafe, private dining rooms for residents to accommodate guests, wellness areas, and a media room. Outside there are gardens and terraces, a children’s play area, putt-putt golf facilities, an aviary, a roof terrace, a vegetable patch and a men’s shed.

The local community was consulted throughout the project to ensure they had a perfect home and community, said Peter Wohl, director of SummitCare.

The new facility includes a farm for the well-being of residents

Gerard and Catherine Polaschek at Carinity Cedarbrook, which owns a horse and cattle farm

Australia’s first aged care community integrating horse and cattle farm recently opened on the Gold Coast.

The $ 30 million Carinity Cedarbrook community in Mudgeeraba includes hotel-style accommodation in a state-of-the-art 96-suite elderly care facility with sustainable building features, including 280 solar panels to generate electricity for the site.

The facility also includes hands-on agriculture and animal encounters through a partnership with The Southport School, a local boys’ school using Carinity’s 31-acre site for its scientific agriculture department.

Carinity CEO Jon Campbell said his vision with Cedarbrook was to engage the local community and use their vacant land to create social and business value.

“Over time, we see the farm evolve to engage residents in beekeeping and honey production and other activities such as an organic community garden,” said Mr. Campbell.

Carinity plans to expand the site in the coming years to include a $ 25 million retiree community of 88 two- and three-bedroom retirement villas and 20 assisted living units.

Facility upgrade supports Grafton seniors

Whiddon Grafton opens $ 25 million expansion

The Whiddon Group has officially opened the $ 25 million expansion of its Grafton senior care facility, which more than doubles the size of the home from 54 to 110 beds.

Residents will have access to Whiddon’s award-winning HenPower Creative Aging Program, which involves residents coming together as a community to care for the hens.

As part of the official launch, Minister of Care for the Elderly Ken Wyatt said innovation was a hallmark of Grafton’s expansion, particularly in care for people with dementia.

“Safe, quality care for dementia patients is highlighted in Grafton House’s Creative Aging Programs, activities that offer wellness benefits, including the potential to improve physical abilities.” and cognitive, ”said Minister Wyatt.

“Residents are also encouraged to invite their family and friends over to their home, as they would to their previous homes, allowing them to live more fulfilling lives, while remaining close to the people they know and love. “

Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health join forces

Sandra Hills and Don Tidbury

Victorian non-profit providers Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health have announced the two organizations will merge following a vote this month from members of Macedon Ranges Health.

Macedon Ranges Health is an independent organization providing primary, social, disability, home and residential care services in the Giborne area, north-east of Melbourne.

As part of the deal, Benetas will invest $ 60 million over the next eight years to modernize, expand and refit the facilities and services offered by Macedon Ranges Health.

An initial investment of $ 1.2 million will be dedicated to its existing facilities and infrastructure for its senior care residents and community care clients.

Macedon Ranges Health CEO Don Tidbury praised the decision and the benefits for the local community after two years of working to find and secure the right industry partner for the organization.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said Benetas is committed to upholding the legacy and identity of Macedon Ranges Health and is eager to prove the community’s trust throughout the merger process over the six next months.

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