A $70 million aged care home has opened in Penshurst, offering 111 bedrooms for the elderly as well as a wellness centre that can be used by the public.
The Georges Estate Health and Aged Care Residence at 1 Centre Street provides specialist care units and owner Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group said the facility was state-of-the-art.
"Georges Estate represents the culmination of our experience in designing innovative residences with all of the features of a luxury hotel," CEO Graeme Prior said.
"We have created a Wellness Centre, specialist health clinic and hydrotherapy pool for our residents. This is a new era of aged care, with cutting edge amenities, including BBQ areas, a gymnasium, private dining room and cinema."
The Wellness Centre - open to the public - provides physiotherapy, restorative care and exercise rehabilitation.
The management company emphasised the importance of keeping residents and staff safe during COVID-19. All staff must be fully vaccinated and residents and visitors are encouraged to get the jab. Rapid testing is in place and a nurse is on site around the clock.
There are single and double bedrooms, as well as suites available.
Hall and Prior runs 12 other aged care homes in NSW.
Mr Prior said: "With the ongoing support of the Georges River Council, Georges Estate will provide better outcomes for local residents and the wider community in a safe, comfortable and convenient location, as well as home care for those who wish to remain in their residences."
According to the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services, we have an aging population in the state, and by 2031, around 20 per cent of NSW, or 1.8 million people, will be aged 65 or over, and more than 1.5 million will be aged 50 to 64.
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