Aged care developer, Croft Developments, is believed to have sold six of its aged care homes underway in regional Victoria to Royal Freemasons.

Royal Freemasons announced at the end of February that it was embarking on an “ambitious project” to deliver its strategic growth plan for 2013-2018 and it would be delivering 840 new aged care beds across six sites in regional Victoria over the next two and a half years.

CEO Felix Pintado said the new sites be located in Bendigo, Sale, Bacchus Marsh, Moe, Benalla and Langwarrin, with Bendigo due to open next month and Sale due to open this coming August.

Five of the sites will provide 144 aged care beds each and one site is planned for 120 beds.

On its website, Croft Developments lists its current projects including 144-bed state of the art facilities in Bendigo (due for imminent completion), Sale (anticipated completion June 2017), Bacchus Marsh (anticipated completion late 2017) and Moe (anticipated completion December 2017), in addition to a 120-bed facility in Benalla (anticipated completion late 2017).

It is also working on a 180-bed facility in Langwarrin (anticipated completion mid 2018).

All facilities will comprise spacious lounge rooms and servery kitchens so residents can choose their own meals, as well as a focus on activity programs and areas promoting independence.

The care levels offered will range from Respite Care through to Low Care, and Ageing in place to High Care, plus a separate secure dementia unit.

Croft has three other projects listed on its site – one in Manoora which will feature 3 x 60-bed houses and one each in Caravonica and Edmonton which will each comprise 144 beds.