A WEST Perth aged care provider could increase its bed capacity by 100 with a $65 million redevelopment.
Not-for-profit aged care provider Rosewood is seeking planning approval from the City of Vincent for a redevelopment of its 5454sq m Cleaver Street property, expanding it to six storeys to accommodate 152 residents.
The blueprint also offers ancillary support services, including a medical practice, pharmacy, a 60-seat cafe, which would all be open to the public, therapeutic wellness centre and parking for 89 cars.
Rosewood chief executive Mario Zulberti said there was a “desperate shortage” of available residential aged care places in WA.
“Currently, there are hundreds of frail, vulnerable and seriously ill West Australians inappropriately placed in public hospitals awaiting placements in aged care homes,” he said.
“Rosewood’s Cleaver Street redevelopment proposal is our response to this massive community issue and a direct attempt to help house more of our ageing population in quality accommodation.”
He said the existing buildings at Cleaver Street had reached the end of their practical life, and the planned renovations would allow the organisation to offer dementia-specific initiatives and be a ‘teaching nursing home’.