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BaptistCare opens latest aged care facility

New South Wales care provider BaptistCare opened its latest aged care facility in The Hills District last week, meeting increasing demands in the area.

(L to R): BaptistCare CEO, Ross Low; BaptistCare Chair, Judith Carpenter; Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP.
(L to R): BaptistCare CEO, Ross Low; BaptistCare Chair, Judith Carpenter; Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke MP.

BaptistCare’s The Gracewood Centre, a $35 million facility in Kellyville, will become home to 138 residents and includes 32 specialised dementia rooms.  

The Hon. Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell, joined more than 50 guests to celebrate the completion of the innovative facility and to unveil the ceremonial plaque.

According to BaptistCare General Manager Residential Services, Paull English, the groundbreaking aged care centre exemplifies BaptistCare’s commitment to serving the growing senior community of the Hills District. 

“By 2025, the number of elderly people in this region alone will grow to over 22,000 from 13,600 today, and with that the need for trusted care options increases. The area with the greatest number of persons aged 70 to 85+ is expected to be Kellyville itself.” 

Mr English says the purpose-built facility integrates the latest technology to ensure round the clock support and assistance for all residents, including 24 hour onsite registered nurses, and skilled and professional care staff. 

The Gracewood Centre is an integral part of the wider Gracewood Community and is co-located on site with a day respite program, home care services and independent living community.

The Hon. Alex Hawke MP welcomed the new facility. He says “BaptistCare’s Gracewood independent living community has been a huge success in meeting the needs of local over 55s and now this new aged care centre will enable those residents who come to require a greater level of care to stay within the Gracewood community, close to their family and friends.” 

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