A $25 million transformation of Resthaven Bellevue Heights 99-bed aged care home in Mitcham, 7km south of the Adelaide CBD, is on track to be completed in 12 months’ time.
The builder Sarah has worked with the residents since September last year as 32 rooms, constructed in the 1970s, were demolished and all remaining rooms refurbished.
An area to meet the care and support needs of 16 residents with various stages and forms of cognitive impairment is also being built, said a spokeswoman for Resthaven, which bought Chiton Retirement Living, on SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula, in February.
The central entry and café area are undergoing a major transformation, while the auditorium has been renovated (pictured).
Seven independent retirement living units, built in 1979, have already been demolished in preparation for a new 12-place extension. There are 60 independent retirement living units on site.
When the project is finalised, all accommodation will be consolidated under the one roof, making it easier for all residents to access new and improved communal areas and services, said the spokeswoman.