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Melbourne to benefit from new residential home

Victorian aged care provider Heritage Care recently celebrated the commencement of construction on a new residential facility at a special breaking ground ceremony attended by staff, developers, local dignitaries and other stakeholders.

Design image of Epping Gardens
Design image of Epping Gardens

Costing $32 million, the new two-storey 148 bed Epping Gardens site will offer state-of-the-art residential aged care services for seniors and will provide a range of options and benefit-geared solutions for all stages of ageing.

It is expected to be completed early 2018.

George Gabriel, Executive Chairman, Heritage Care says the ageing population is a key driver of the expected shortfall of 70,000 aged care beds by 2022.

“It is well known that Australians are living longer. In 2015, there were approximately 500,000 Australians aged over 85. By 2055, it is estimated that 1,900,000 Australians will be over the age of 85,” he points out.

(L - R) McMullin Property Managing Director Trevor Gorman, Councillor Mary Lalios and Heritage Care Executive Chairman George Gabriel

“We look forward to working with the local community around Epping Gardens to improve our residents’ experience. To this end, we will work closely with the local medical precinct, including the medical professionals of nearby Northern Hospital and the extensive allied health networks of the Epping Medical Centre,” says Mr Gabriel.

Through a custom designed facility, supportive staff and an engaging program, Epping Gardens will deliver a caring and supportive environment that promotes supported independence where appropriate, aiming to keep residents physically and mentally active, eating well, staying socially connected and having access to a high standard of clinical care.

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