Residency by Dillons Tin Can Bay aged care home, which is 218km north of Brisbane CBD, is to get an extra 50 beds in an $11.5 million renovation that is now underway.
“Our turnover is currently low and we’ve had people waiting for months to come in so having an additional 50 beds is fantastic,” Managing Director Jackie Dillon told the Gympie Times.
“The building has always been on one level so people can get outside a lot more easily and there is really good communication between the existing building and the new one (with the implementation of a walkway),” said Ms Dillon, adding that it will include a servery, kitchen, entertainment area, lounge, outdoor areas, consultation rooms and internal courtyards.
She added that a cabin for staff and visitors has been built through the Commonwealth Rural Grants Scheme.
Residency By Dillons has three other aged care facilities in Western Australia.