This latest development will bring high quality residential accommodation, designed to provide a full continuum of care to frail, older and will become an intrinsic part of the local community.
“In addition to creating more opportunities for employment in the aged care sector the new facility will provide cutting edge amenities with focus on quality design and construction,” says Vaughan Harding, Juniper Chief Executive.
“The building is designed to complement the area’s semi-rural character with a special emphasis on the site’s historic use for horse agistment, a theme reflected in the architecture of the building and its materials, and other proposed treatments such as exterior fencing and a planned central entrance artwork.”
Approximately 120 new jobs will be created by this service – ranging from multi-skilled carers, allied health workers and nursing staff and management roles.
Construction of the development, located at the corner of Gosnells Road West and Lewis Road is expected to take 12 months, with completion by spring 2018.
Mr Harding says the project was a significant investment by the organisation as it works to double its capacity to respond to growing community need for aged care services.
Other developments include:
- Initial work to establish a 60-bed transitional care program at the Juniper Rowethorpe campus in Bentley is expected to begin mid-2017 and, when complete, will help relieve pressure on the hospital system;
- An innovative aged care hub that combines Residential Aged Care with Home Care now taking shape in Kununurra;
- The construction of a multi-purpose centre in Albany is well underway and when completed will be a focal point for a range of community activities.
- 40 contemporary retirement apartments over three levels at Juniper Elimatta Retirement Living in Menora with expected completion later in 2017;
- Demolition of the Juniper Chrystal Halliday residential aged care facility in Karrinyup is planned for mid-2017 to make way for a modern 120-bed facility.