Luxury for new Logan aged care facility
Tuesday, 25th July, 2017
FINE DINING, mountain views, manicured gardens and an on-site theatre.
This isn't a five-star luxury hotel but the vision for a new multi-storey aged care facility in Logan, Queensland.
Work has already started on the $25million Palm Lake Care Mount Warren Park residential aged care facility, which the group says is "changing the perception of aged care".
Featuring 24-hour nursing care, the aged care home will be the group's first multi-storey facility offering 110 beds (including 20 memory support beds) across two floors.
As well as alfresco living areas there will be a cafe, theatre, hair salon, gym billiards tables. A large central courtyard, landscaped gardens and views of the mountains to the north will all add to the hotel-style ambience.
Each of the residents' rooms will have individual access to the outdoors through balconies on the top level, and separate courtyard access at ground level.
A wide range of weekly organised activities and excursions will also be on offer to residents.
Palm Lake Care general manager Liz Scammell said quality meals were another important feature of the Palm Lake Care Mount Warren Park offering.
"Our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen is staffed by qualified chefs who produce wholesome fresh restaurant-style meals for our residents on site daily," Mrs Scammell says.
"Promoting a positive dining experience for our residents not only helps stimulate appetites and nutritional intake, it also becomes a social meeting place for residents who can enjoy the company of others and develop meaningful and purposeful relationships."
Palm Lake Care Mount Warren Park is Palm Lake Group's fifth care facility, joining sites at Bargara, Deception Bay, Redland Bay and Bethania. The group also owns and operates community lifestyle resorts at 21 locations across the country.
Palm Lake Group CEO Manuel Lang said the family-owned company (which turns 40 this year) is proud of the class-leading facilities and care packages provided to all their aged and assisted care residents across Queensland.
"We are very excited to see this long-held vision come to reality as we have owned this parcel of land for a number of years," Mr Lang said.
Construction is expected to take 12 months, with first residents expected to move in mid-2018.