CONSTRUCTION has begun on a new aged care centre in Treeby.
Opal Aged Care representatives joined Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett and Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai at the Abelia Road site on May 20 for an official sod turning ceremony to mark the start of construction.
The $31m facility will include 120 beds, spacious outdoor areas with balconies and gardens, undercover lawn bowls, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue and alfresco dining and a central social hub complete with caf, buffet dining areas and a music room.
Opal Western Australia regional general manager Daymon Joseph said the facility was much needed in the growth area of Treeby and surrounds.
“We are delighted to be turning the sod at Treeby as it will enable us to better serve the people in Perth’s south, where the need for residential aged care is growing,” he said.
“At Opal, we are committed to continually improving the experience of our current and future residents, particularly people who are living with dementia.
“This means offering care homes where our elders can live with purpose, respect and dignity – which are vital to whole of person wellness – underpinned by excellent clinical care.
“Opal Treeby will provide high quality, affordable care offering residents single rooms with en-suites, a Wellness Centre with an outdoor courtyard providing individual re-ablement programs for residents, and a dedicated memory support unit for people living with dementia.”
Opal Treeby is expected to be finished by July 2020.