Mayor Paul Antonio and councillor Ros Scotney cut the celebration cake.
Mayor Paul Antonio and councillor Ros Scotney cut the celebration cake. nicky.norman

Aged care takes leap into future at Pittsworth

A MILESTONE has been achieved with Beauaraba Living, based at Pittsworth, launching the new aged care wing.

The launch saw the facility grow by 25% - growing from 80 to 106 beds.

The project cost 5.7 million dollars, with 4.1 million dollars provided by the federal Government as a zero real interest loan in 2014.

Alex Metcalf, general manager said, the opening was a huge success.

"We completed the building, just in time and celebrated with over 100 people from the local and broader community," he said.

Feedback on the day reflected on the light airy spaces in the new building. With high technology but hidden features, such as soap dispensers at sinks, no compromise has been made on the warmth and friendliness that Beauaraba Living is famous for.

"We designed our new wing to some very detailed specifications to ensure they are dementia-friendly and absolutely allow our residents to remain as independent as possible," Alex said.

"Even our bathrooms focus on our residents' dignity and respect."

The new building will have 11 secure dementia and 15 high care beds, including one respite bed managed through Commonwealth Respite and Care Link Centre.

Beauaraba Living is currently seeking funding to build 32 Supported Living Units and a new community centre to meet the critical need for aged care accommodation in rural Queensland.


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