THE expansion of Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Residential Village and its merger with Mater Aged Care has been officially approved.
This impressive development will bring together two of the longest serving aged care services in Forbes, adding new retirement living dwellings to the site and reinforcing Catholic Healthcare’s commitment to older people across the NSW Central West region.
Catholic Healthcare’s General Manager Residential Care, Anne Maree Hodgson said, “Our plans for this site are to provide modern, integrated aged care services to the residents of Forbes and its neighbouring areas.”
The staged development is planned to commence construction in mid-2017, at the existing Jemalong Residential Village location on Edwards Street.
Initial designs for stage one of the development include a state-of-the-art integrated aged care campus, an extension to the existing residential aged care service of 36 private rooms, a dementia specific space, chapel and a new retirement living village consisting of 20 units. Additionally, there will be modern health and wellness spaces, dining areas, an activities room and communal gathering spaces.
“We would also like to thank the Forbes Jemalong Aged People’s Association (FJAPA) for their contribution and support of the proposed development,” Anne Maree Hodgson said.
Stage one is scheduled to open in mid 2018.
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