Bethanie Gwelup wins accolade at Property Council of Australia National Retirement Living Awards


Bethanie Gwelup frontage.
Bethanie Gwelup frontage.

A GWELUP aged care facility has won a national award.

Bethanie Gwelup aged care home and retirement village won the inaugural innovation accolade at the Property Council of Australia National Retirement Living Awards in Queensland.

The award recognised innovative practices for the benefit of retirement village residents.

“This is wonderful recognition for all the vision, planning, energy, dedication and hard work that has gone into transforming a lakeside vacant piece of land into a fantastic outcome for Bethanie, the Perth community and our customers,” chief executive Chris How said.

Council retirement living director Ben Myers praised the facility’s campus model.

“Senior Australians have an expectation that when they move to a retirement village, it is the last move they make in their life,” he said.

“The Bethanie campus model enables people to make that move with certainty, knowing their home can be adapted to their changing needs.”

Independent living residents can order meals from the central kitchen via their televisions and both buildings are equipped with an Integrated Extra Low Voltage System to identify malfunctions and automatically distribute work orders for repair.

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