Family-run WA and NSW aged care provider Hall & Prior has opened its new $70 million facility in Penshurst, 17km south of Sydney’s CBD, and in a growing trend, is offering its community facilities to the general public.
The 111-bedroom Georges Estate Health & Aged Care Residence, backed by a $6.3 million annual funding commitment by the Federal Government, aims be fully integrated into the community.
Georges Estate has BBQ areas, a gymnasium, private dining room and cinema and includes a Wellness Centre, which provides physiotherapy, restorative care and exercise rehabilitation. There is a specialist health clinic, swimming pool and gym, all available for use by the community.
“Our community model reflects the fact that aged care homes are beneficiaries of public funds and should be part of the communities they serve,” said Hall & Prior CEO Graeme Prior.
He added Georges Estate represents the culmination of the company’s experience in designing innovative residences with the features of a luxury hotel.
The 30-year-old group owned by the Hall and Prior families, owns and operates 30 aged care homes, worth $650 million, and has a stated strategy of expanding in the future.
It’s all happening in the southern part of Sydney with retirement living provider Anglicare extending its community at Woolooware Shores in Taren Point, 12km away.