Aged care facility construction on track

Construction on the 114-bed Estia Residential Aged Care Facility at Living Choice Twin Waters is on track for completion in mid-2017, with the first concrete pour taking place into the sub-structure footings on 7th May and a second pour in progress today (12th May).

Project Manager Warren Danter said it would be the first of many concrete pours over the next few weeks. “We are 80% through the schedule to complete the in-ground services and 50% through completing the sub-structure footings.”

He said the site had been built up above the Q100 level and that blockwork had already started on a corner of the site.

The two-storey care facility will be 5-star and will offer 114 single rooms with private ensuites, a community garden, hairdressing salon, library, sensory garden for dementia patients, dining rooms and lounges, activity rooms and consulting rooms for visiting medical professionals. There will also be commercial kitchens to provide meals to residents as well as a high level of specialist support.

Residents at Living Choice Twin Waters or Living Choice Kawana Island will have priority access to the facility, subject to the usual assessment criteria.

Estia Health is one of the largest residential aged care providers in Australia with 5,690 operating places across 66 facilities in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Estia owns and will operate the Twin Waters facility however Living Choice’s construction division has been engaged to build it.

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