Plans unveiled for $42 million aged care facility in Findon

Estia Health, one of Adelaide’s best and largest aged care providers, have submitted plans to build a new $42m aged care home.

One of Adelaide’s best and largest aged care providers, Estia Health, have submitted plans to build a $42m, two-storey residential aged care facility in Findon in hope to help cater for ageing Adelaide residents.

The mutli-million dollar establishment will house a number of ancillary services including a hairdressers, café and health care rooms located near the main entrance of the building, making those day to day errands super easy and convenient for residents.

A total of a 124 beds will be made available at the site, with some rooms containing 2 beds per rooms for couples that still wish to reside together.

The ground floor of the facility also aims to offer a diverse space for different types of daily activities, such as socialising, entertaining, gardening, outdoor exercises, connecting to nature and relaxing.

8 seperate dwelling will contain their own lounge rooms with a private outdoor space or balcony, for those looking for peaceful reflection and low-key recreational activities.

The building has proposed 5 wings, with each resident room having ample views of the generously sized landscaped courtyards in between. One garden will offer opportunities for various social groups including family gatherings, games and laundry activities. The garden will also boast a looping walking route for residents looking to keep their steps up.

The second garden, currently titled the ‘resident garden’ will provide opportunities of rest and respite through different seating nooks located in between sculptural elements. An arbored walkway offers partial shelter along the path allowing residents to explore amongst nature.

This would also mark the 20th aged care home in SA for the company.

“The proposal will represent one of the only residential aged care facilities in the local area,” the report states.

“It responds to a demand for this type of accomodation and allows for local residents to live within appropriate purpose-built accomodation close to their existing networks.”

The facility will be staffed 24/7, with fewer staff at night with visiting hours will be limited to 9.30am to
7pm, Monday to Sunday. The space will also accomodate people with a range of needs during the later stages of life, including a memory support wing.

The site is also home to a mature Hill’s Weeping Fig tree, with the applicant acknowledging that the local community wish to retrain the tree with little impact as possible.

The land had previously been cleared and levelled in 2017, having previously been used by Gilbarco
Veeder-Root as a petrol bowser management facility.

Estia Health currently care for over 8000 residents and employing thousands of staff throughout its network more than 70 homes in SA, VIC, NSW and QLD.

In 2023, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, rated the Parkside, Toorak Gardens, Strathalbyn, Salisbury East, Lockleys as some of the best care homes in the state.

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