Living Choice Glenhaven residents and guests celebrated the commencement of construction of a 120-bed aged care residence, Arcare Glenhaven, at a Ground-Breaking Ceremony on 13th April 2016.
The sod-turning was performed by Hills Shire Mayor, Clr Michelle Byrne, Arcare CEO Colin Singh and Living Choice Director, Ian Tregoning. It heralded a new era of aged care services for the more than 350 village residents, as well as those living in surrounding suburbs.
The multi-million dollar aged care residence will be built on the corner of Glenhaven and Old Glenhaven Roads, adjacent to the Living Choice site. It is expected to open in late 2017 and will provide a significant employment boost for the local economy.
Terry Oliver, President of the Glenhaven Retirement Village Residents’ Forum, said residents were excited that construction on the Arcare centre was commencing. “Having an Aged Care Centre on the same site, which will offer the full range of care options, is now a reality and this brings with it the confident assurance that we made the right choice in selecting Living Choice as our accommodation provider”.
Arcare is the largest private aged care provider in the country and has 27 operational aged care residences in Victoria and Queensland. Arcare Glenhaven will be its first aged care residence in NSW and will be its 32nd residence (there are currently 2 under construction in Victoria and 2 in QLD).
Arcare also provides in-home care and home care packages to those living in the community.
“We are very excited to commence construction on Arcare Glenhaven in the beautiful Hills Shire. As the largest private aged care provider in the country, building a residence in New South Wales is a major milestone and one we are immensely proud of,” said Arcare CEO Colin Singh.
“The multi-million dollar residence will create over 120 jobs, in a variety of positions, and we look forward to working with the Hills Shire Council to further improve the availability and standard of aged care in the region.”
The site was previously owned by Living Choice and the Directors, Graham Hobbs and Ian Tregoning, wished to ensure that Living Choice residents had access to onsite aged care. They therefore approached Arcare to provide high care onsite. “This is the second aged care residence Living Choice has facilitated at its villages and more are planned to ensure peace of mind for our residents.”
- Arcare Glenhaven will have 120 large suites, each with:
- Ensuite with shower
- Flat screen television
- Foxtel available
- Individual heating & cooling
- Courtyard & balcony access
- Sensitive (dementia) care available
- Other 5-star features will include:
- Wireless internet available
- Boutique café
- Hairdressing salon
- Large movie theatre
- Many intimate dining rooms
- Sumptuous lounge rooms
- Beautiful courtyards & gardens
- Meals prepared fresh onsite
- Private dining room for families to enjoy a meal together
- Bus for excursions