Carinity’s new aged care precinct near Toowoomba is starting to take shape.

The 96-suite aged care building is being built adjacent to the existing Carinity Brownesholme retirement village in Highfields.

Earthworks at the aged care development have been completed. Civil works and site infrastructure works are continuing at the semi-rural location, 13km north of the Toowoomba CBD.

Carinity Aged Care Regional Manager, Kathy Nicholls says older residents “want to stay connected to their loved ones, families and friends”.

“Carinity’s approach is to integrate aged care services into our retirement lifestyle communities through in-home care and eventually more supportive residential aged care accommodation and care services,” Kathy says.

“When it is time for the additional support of aged care living, residents don’t have to move away from established relationships and can maintain their close networks.”

Carinity’s commitment to seniors in Toowoomba and surrounding districts also includes the new Carinity Home Care Toowoomba service which supports seniors to continue living independently in their own homes and local community.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, Brownesholme is one of six retirement operated by Carinity.

“We are committed to enhancing the wellbeing of Queensland seniors. We believe in creating communities where people feel respected, are heard and feel a true sense of belonging,” Kathy says.

Queensland firm, Paynters are building the new Highfields aged care community, the company’s fourth major collaboration with Carinity in five years.

Paynters Director, John McCafferty mentioned that the long-term relationship built with Carinity over the last 10 years is a result of the communications within the project teams understanding of design and operational requirements, as well as efficiency and quality in building.

“This will be our fourth major residential aged care (RAC) building with Carinity, after completing award-winning projects in Townsville, the Gold Coast and more recently, Brookfield in Brisbane. The team at Carinity have always been a reliable partner that we can confidently delve into the buildability with, to deliver well-functioning & aesthetically pleasing facilities.” Said Mr McCafferty.

Mr McCafferty continued “We are creating an integrated community here in Highfields with the first stage of works being a 96 bed Aged Care facility, together with new roads and infrastructure for the staged expansion of the existing retirement village. We want to make sure we provide the built environment and landscape for seniors living which residents can enjoy and live life to the fullest with the confidence that support is available when needed.”

It is anticipated 96 staff will work at the new aged care community which is expected to open in mid-2021.

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