WA: Capecare to deliver first integrated aged care home in Dunsborough – led by community

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The WA Not-For-Profit is building a $37.5 million 80-bed residential care facility and 21 two-bedroom, two-bathroom independent living apartments in the coastal town, roughly 250km south of Perth.

The aged care home will be the first for the region and is the result of a push by locals for more aged care options in the area.

As we covered here, Novacare’s Gordon Genat only began building the town’s first retirement village – Toby’s Inlet Estate – in 2018.

Designed by Gary Batt & Associates Architects in consultation with dementia design specialists de Fiddes Design and being built by Perkin Builders, the project – due to be completed in mid-2021 – will feature a shared Sky Garden rooftop living space, complimentary allied health services (occupational therapy and physiotherapy), café and landscaped gardens with BBQ area, and a new premises for the Dunsborough Country Women’s Association (CWA).

Apartment residents will also be able to purchase life lease arrangements where they have exclusive rights to occupy an apartment for 49 years, or until they are no longer capable of living independently.

Capecare has received $7.1 million from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions fund and $2.5 million from the WA Government’s Regional Aged Accommodation Program for the project.