Work to start on new Heidelberg aged care home

Victorian aged care provider Benetas will next week celebrate the commencement of works on its state of the art $27 million aged care home in Heidelberg.

 

The 103 resident facility will accommodate residents from late 2018. The home will reflect the latest innovations in aged care, with apartment style living based on Benetas’ unique approach which considers all parts of each person’s life.

 

A special turning of the sod event will be held on 22 May 2017 at the site, with key community members, including Banyule City Council Mayor Tom Melican, in attendance.

 

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said the new development was part of the organisation’s commitment to providing choice for Banyule City Council residents and paying extra attention to the things that really matter to them.

 

“Our plans for Heidelberg mean that we’ll be delivering on our commitment to building a home that really takes into consideration residents’ experiences,” said Ms Hills.

 

“We know, through extensive research, that the best care for older people is built around a ‘normal’ living environment, and that’s why our Heidelberg home will have fewer residents sharing smaller, more private areas.”

 

Features of the new aged care home will include access to a concierge reception, fully operational café, hairstylist, wellness centre and cinema rooms.

 

“After almost 30 years of being in the local area, Benetas is proud to be further investing in the Heidelberg community and we very much look forward to meeting local need for aged care, now and well into the future,” said Ms Hills.

 

20 May 2017.