The aged care provider has invested $13 million into the development and the expansion will employ an additional 70 staff in Orange.
The newly developed home features an additional 63 rooms, from large single rooms through to premium suites for couples, communal living and dining areas and new gardens. The home also has a 17 bed Memory Support unit for those living with dementia.
The facility features a nurse-led care model with nurses on site at all times, physiotherapy, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry and dental services and a hairdressing salon.
Opal Aged Care's Managing Director, Gary Barnier, says: "We are very excited to be unveiling our newly developed home. At Opal we understand the decision to enter aged care can be difficult and confusing and often requires a quick decision. We are committed to providing easy and immediate access to aged care services for residents and their families and carers in this urgent."
Mr Barnier says improving access to specialist aged care is driving Opals investment in regional and rural Australia. Opal recently opened 50 new beds in Batemans Bay and will open a brand new 144 bed home in Rutherford outside Maitland in December. "We have also committed to building a new home in Bathurst to give older Australians in the Central West even better access to aged care.”
Councillor John Davis, Mayor of Orange, says the expansion of Opal Cherrywood Grove is a welcome development and one that will specifically address the aged care needs of the growing Orange region.
"The newly refurbished Cherrywood Grove facility is a great boost for residents, families and carers of those needing support in the latter years. Exceptional care for residents including dementia specific care is an absolute necessity for the Orange region.”
Opal Cherrywood Grove will welcome the local community to the home at a Community Open Day on Saturday 7th November from 10am – 2pm before receiving new residents from 10th November.
For more information visit the Opal Aged Care website.