Officially opened on 10 February, the new wing offers a 73-bed addition to the facility with what TriCare is calling a focus on “high quality care and the latest in clinical technology”.
TriCare Aged Care Manager Daniel Aitchison says the new extension “raises the bar” in aged care living on all levels, adding that it “leads the way in changing aged care perceptions for the future”.
“Our Stafford Lakes Aged Care Residence has always experienced strong occupancy, with an ongoing demand for availability,” he explains.
“With the addition of 73 new beds, we are making a positive step towards addressing the aged care needs of the Chermside community and surrounding areas.”
Mr Aitchison says the new wing, which residents are already moving into, offers spacious luxury accommodation with European style ensuites, individual climate controlled air conditioning, German designed and built automated bed recliner, large wall mounted flat screen TV with both Foxtel and wifi.
To assist those wishing to age in place, the new addition to Stafford Lakes Aged Care Residence is located close to TriCare’s Stafford Lakes Retirement Community, allowing an “easy transition” between the retirement living and aged care should the need arise.
“Moving forward TriCare has committed $100 million to new developments in the age care market in Queensland and Victoria,” he says.
“We believe this investment is a step towards addressing the needs of our ageing population and meeting the demands for a higher standard of care from consumers and their families… this investment means residents can age in place, receiving the quality of life they expect and deserve.
“We want our residents to enjoy everything that Stafford Lakes has on offer, from the restaurant quality meals to the stylish light filled communal lounge areas throughout the building.
“It’s important to us that our residents feel relaxed and at home here.”