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Karingal Green is now open.
After more than a decade in the making Karingal Green Health and Aged Care Community has opened its doors in High Wycombe.
Karingal Green will significantly boost aged care services in Kalamunda providing 160 beds for the region and 200 plus local jobs.
The home is a thoughtfully designed connected community that offers generously appointed, modern accommodation designed to suit the specific needs of its residents.
It also offers beautiful living and garden spaces; a wellness centre, heated hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, cafe and cinema; an on-site allied and primary health clinic, and a dedicated research, training and education centre.
Kalamunda and surrounding areas have an expected population growth of approximately 70,000 people by 2029.
More than 10,000 or 14 per cent of these people will be aged more than 70. It is therefore critical to ensure that there are adequate services in the area to meet the current and future needs of aged care in the local community.
The $90 million dollar home was designed by leading international architects Hassell and built by Broad Construction.
Hall & Prior CEO Graeme Prior said opening the home was a major milestone for the group.
"Karingal Green is part of our $500 million investment portfolio and I'm incredibly proud to see it open its doors," Graeme said.
"Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions we could not open the home to the community and celebrate it as we originally planned, but we have welcomed our first residents to Karingal Green."
"This is a new concept for aged care in Perth and means Western Australians now have access to world-class aged care services in their community."
Karingal Green is named after the Aboriginal Koori word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy camp'. Set in the leafy Perth foothills it has been purpose designed to be a place of nurturing and healing.
"I am grateful for the unwavering support that this project has received from so many individuals, organisations and Government on all levels," Graeme added.
"The building and living environment is truly phenomenal and is a credit to the Hassell and Broad teams for their design, innovation and expertise.
"My heartfelt thanks also goes to the team at Hall & Prior and my fellow Director Michael Hall.
"In addition, the support of our community partners, the City of Kalamunda, Activ Foundation Inc and the Western Australian State Government have been integral to the success of the project.
"The home offers rooms that cater to all care needs; we also have companion rooms so couples can stay living together, which we believe is vitally important in aged care"
Karingal Green offers care on permanent, respite or day respite basis as well as Parkinson's and Dementia Care and a purpose built area for individuals under 65 that have high level 24/7 care needs.
For more information or to book a tour please visit www.karingalgreen.com.au