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Major boost for aged care services in south

Aged care services in the southern region of Adelaide have entered an exciting new dimension with the opening of a $9 million expansion of Life Care's Aldinga Beach Court.

The three stage development was jointly opened on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 by His Excellency Rear Admiral the Honorable Kevin Scarce, the Governor of South Australia, and Liz Scarce.

Thirty five new beds at Aldinga Beach Court will provide an excellent opportunity for the residents and families of Aldinga and the southern suburbs who want to stay within their local community as they age. 

Allen Candy, Life Care’s chief executive, said the expanded Aldinga Beach Court was a showpiece of aged care excellence with a range of innovations representing international best practice, particularly in relation to assisting individuals with varying levels of dementia.

“As a not for profit aged care provider, Life Care has made a major investment in meeting the emerging needs of an ageing population in the southern suburbs and across Fleurieu Peninsula,” Mr Candy said.

“The additional new beds complement Life Care’s other offerings in the area so that a local continuum of services can be provided as the needs of people change from community activities, to care and support in their homes, respite services for carers, to independent living and residential accommodation.

“Life Care is committed to offering a wide diversity of services to meet individual needs and to assist people to remain active and independent in their local community.

“Aged care is constantly evolving to meet new demands and expectations.  The expansion of Aldinga Beach Court is a shining example of how Life Care is at the forefront of change to deliver quality ageing experiences that are embedded in our commitment to provide people in our care with opportunities to Live Every Day.

“The completion of stage three at Aldinga Beach Court is the first step in a Master Plan to comprehensively upgrade or rebuild all of Life Care’s residential care facilities in South Australia over the next decade.”

The Governor said the extension and broader improvements to Aldinga Beach Court incorporated a number of innovations that would make it far easier for residents, their families and staff to Live Every Day to greater effect.

“The principles upon which Life Care operates emphasise the importance of tailoring services for the individual and of assisting all those with whom it interacts to maximise their personal wellness,” he added.

Pictured (left to right) is Life Care chairman, John Stock; His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, the Governor of South Australia, Sue Mark, Aldinga Beach Court residential services manager; and the Governor's wife, Liz Scarce.


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