Adelaide Hills

$28m Adelaide Hills boutique aged care facility ‘Summerhill’ set to open this March

The 60-bed offering at Uraidla combines sprawling views across the Piccadilly Valley with first class accommodation and 24/7 care.

In a significant expansion of its commitment to providing premium aged care, Clayton Church Homes (CCH) is set to unveil its latest project, Summerhill, in the picturesque Adelaide Hills next month. This $28 million development will blend innovation, luxury, comfort, and comprehensive care in a setting that celebrates the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Nestled in Uraidla, Summerhill is poised to redefine the concept of aged care with its 60-bed facility that promises unparalleled views of the Piccadilly Valley. This new establishment is a considerable leap from its predecessor, a 25-room facility, effectively expanding its capacity on the 4000 square metre site along Greenhill Road. The project underscores CCH’s vision of setting a new benchmark in boutique aged care living, providing a serene and supportive environment for both respite and rehabilitation.

Greg Adey, Chair of CCH, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “When the original community nursing home was transferred to us, we pledged to make this an iconic home. That is exactly what we have created. Summerhill is a wonderful place to live or work, as well as a vibrant addition to the Adelaide Hills. It reflects what is important to older people and their families as well as the local community.”

Designed with the small house healthy ageing model, Summerhill focuses on supporting its residents and the professional staff with an environment conducive to their well-being. The facility boasts private rooms with ensuites, high-speed Wi-Fi, and 50-inch LED televisions for each resident. It also features a gym with positive ageing experts, extensive lifestyle amenities, specialist dementia care support, and beautifully designed gardens and courtyards.

Adding to the allure of Summerhill is its culinary offering, with meals prepared daily using fresh, seasonal local produce. The facility plans to host ‘pop-up’ shops showcasing local businesses, further integrating the community into the fabric of Summerhill’s lifestyle.

The design of Summerhill, with its light, airy spaces and sandstone exterior, harmonises with the local vineyards and cherry orchards, providing a scenic backdrop that complements its high-quality care and personalised services. “Many Adelaide Hills residents have lived in the region all their lives,” Adey added. “Being able to stay in their community as they age, where they have familiar networks and are close to friends and family, is so important to their health, wellbeing, and quality of life.”

For those outside the region, Summerhill offers an attractive option for a tree change, combining the tranquility of the Adelaide Hills with easy access to the city. The project, constructed by South Australia’s Kennett builders and designed by Brown Falconer, has not only created approximately 70 jobs during its construction phase but is also expected to employ over 75 people once fully operational.

Summerhill’s impact extends beyond its walls, promising to invigorate the local economy and provide a plethora of employment opportunities. “From allied health services in the area and the Uraidla Cottage Pharmacy just metres down the road to local artists and start-ups, the economic and social advantages are boundless,” Adey remarked.

As CCH continues to grow, with a revenue of $43.3 million last financial year, its focus remains on enhancing the lives of older South Australians through high-quality services and infrastructure. Summerhill is a shining example of this commitment, offering a glimpse into the future of aged care where luxury, care, and community converge.

For more information about Summerhill or to register interest, visit their website or contact the Summerhill team for an obligation-free conversation.

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