Arcare opens new aged care facility

New Sunshine Coast aged-care complex unveiled

AGED-care provider Arcare has unveiled its second facility on the Sunshine Coast, a 90-resident complex at Maroochydore.

Mayor Mark Jamieson and Arcare's Queensland manager Karen Carey launched the $14 million project yesterday.

"We are really proud of our latest five-star aged-care residence in Maroochydore, adding another 90 beds to the 90 in Peregian Springs," Ms Carey said.

"It has already been embraced by the local community and we are welcoming 29 residents in the first month.

"With many people retiring to the beautiful surrounds of the Sunshine Coast, there is a strong demand for quality aged-care providers."

Ms Carey said the aged-care provider was eager to expand further in Queensland.

"We hope to add to our existing nine aged-care communities in South-East Queensland and are actively seeking suitable locations where we can provide five-star care and environments," she said.

RIBBON CUTTING: Mayor Mark Jamieson, Arcare’s Queensland manager Karen Carey and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson.
RIBBON CUTTING: Mayor Mark Jamieson, Arcare’s Queensland manager Karen Carey and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Contributed

The Maroochydore facility includes a gift shop, cafe, hair salon, pool room, games rooms, private dining room and theatre.

All residential suites have modern decor and dedicated air-conditioners, and sensor lighting for the bathrooms.

The new facility will create more than 100 jobs on the Sunshine Coast, adding to a similar sized workforce at Arcare's Peregian facility.


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