Stunning views just part of the exciting aged care future
MILLION dollar views across Moreton Bay to Moreton Island are just one of the highlights future residents of Palm Lake Care Beachmere can expect from their new home.
At the official sod-turning ceremony in early May, Palm Lake Group CEO Manuel Lang told future residents and staff the $35 million, 102-bed, development was the group's fifth aged care facility and it hoped to have it open in 12 to 18 months.
"We are very excited to see this long-held vision come to reality,” Mr Lang said. "Palm Lake Care Beachmere residents will benefit from direct beach access and our proven reputation for quality care in luxurious surroundings.”
Palm Lake Group has invested heavily in Beachmere over a long period of time, with the group's founder Walter Elliott buying into the suburb more than a decade ago after seeing the potential of the laidback bayside community for retirees.
Making the most of the site, the dining and lounge facilities will be built to take advantage of the water views, with 10 of the 102 rooms to have direct waterfront access.
The building will feature "light and bright” private ensuited rooms, each with individual access to the great outdoors. Deluxe waterfront suites and couples' suites are also on the plan.
To be built in a Hamptons-style, similar to Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Bay across the road, Palm Lake Care Beachmere will have luxurious appointments and communal areas such as a cafe, hair salon, movie theatre and multiple lounge and dining options, including room service.
Moreton Bay Regional Council's Divison 2 representative Peter Flannery told those gathered that his experience of palliative care for his father last year brought home to him just how important aged care was.
Mr Flannery said he welcomed Palm Lake's investment and determination to produce a quality product for the area.
He highlighted the benefits not only for future residents, but also for the 200 or so people who would be employed during the construction phase and the 80 jobs that would follow when the facility was operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the future.
Palm Lake Group continues to expand in the retirement living and aged care markets.
Palm Lake Care Beachmere is the group's fifth aged care offering, following in the footsteps of Bethania, Bargara, Deception Bay and Mt Warren Park.
The group also operates 22 community lifestyle resorts across the country. See palmlake.com.au.