The first residents of Estia Health’s new $40 million aged-care home on the Sunshine Coast are ready to settle in as the community is invited for a preview on Saturday 24 August.
Situated in the growing suburb of Maroochydore, the home is making it easier for residents and their families to stay connected to each other and their broader community.
The 126-bed residential aged care home will officially open in time for Queensland Seniors’ Week, which is all about breaking down the stigma of ageing and connecting the community.
Estia Health’s CEO Ian Thorley said the new home will be an integral part of the local community.
“Being centrally located near the developing Maroochydore CBD, this home has created a space which welcomes family, friends and community groups to do more together,” said Mr Thorley.
“We envision family members dropping by to say hello to their loved ones when they’re on their way to and from work and we will be encouraging community groups to visit regularly.
“The 2019 seniors’ week message is about recognising the contribution the older generation has made to the community and Estia Health focuses on achieving this every day in its homes by inviting schools, community groups and activity-based providers to come in and connect with residents.
“We understand the positive benefit this can have for all generations involved, which is why the majority of our homes engage with local schools and kindergartens to arrange regular visits and activities.
“This new two-storey home is giving them a place to feel at home with an activities room, cinema, library, private dining room for small gatherings, as well as a modern hairdressing salon, café and many lifestyle activities.”
John Hunter is one of Estia Health Maroochydore’s first residents to be moving in next week and is excited to be part of a community of likeminded people but still be located close enough to his wife of forty years and his family and friends.
“I am joyfully looking forward to the day I move into the new Estia Health in Maroochydore. So far it has more than met my expectations and I have felt very supported by the team helping me,” said Mr Hunter.”
With more than 20 per cent of the Sunshine Coast residents aged 65 and over, Estia Health is filling the growing need for more aged care services in the region.
As one of the largest residential aged care providers in Australia, the opening of Estia Maroochydore continues the expansion of their network of homes to include seven aged care homes in Queensland, with four on the Sunshine Coast in Mount Coolum, Twin Waters, Nambour and now Maroochydore.
Estia Maroochydore is offering a variety of services including the dedicated Memory Support Unit which will incorporate 18 beds and provide a safe and supportive environment to cater for residents living with dementia and needing specialist support.
Estia Health welcomes the local community to come and see for themselves what the home has to offer at its Community Open Day Saturday 24 August from 10am – 2pm.
Entertainment and refreshments will be offered with tours of the home available.
To find out more about Estia Health’s residential and respite aged care offerings, please visit www.estiahealth.com.au or call 1800 986 832