A new $37.5 million aged care facility, including an 80-bed residential care facility and 21 independent dwellings, has been opened after 15 years of planning and development in the (sleepy) coastal town of Dunsborough, 254km south of Perth.
Not For Profit Capecare, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, received $7.1 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and $2.5 million from the Western Australian Government’s Regional Aged Accommodation Program.
Capecare CEO Elizabeth Hogarth said the new facility constructed by Perkins Builders in collaboration with Gary Batt & Associates Architects will be opened to residents next month but independent living residents were able to move in on schedule on Monday.
Complimentary allied health services for residents, including occupational therapy and physiotherapy, have also been built.
Public open days will be held on 29 and 30 July from 2pm.