A new aged care community in Highfields north of Toowoomba will provide a home to around 100 seniors, with construction in its final stages.
Carinity Brownesholme is a $32-million, 96-bed residential aged care facility that is being built by Paynters Projects and is the Queensland company’s fourth major collaboration with Carinity following the construction of aged care sites in Townsville, Gold Coast and Brisbane.
The award-winning builder has a 60-year history across government, aged care, retail and infrastructure.
“With residents able to enjoy their new home soon, Paynters are proud to have the finish line in sight, bringing to life yet another outstanding facility for our long-term clients at Carinity,” Paynters Director John McCafferty said.
The site is located adjacent to the existing Carinity Brownesholme retirement village, which opened in 1995 and is home to around 80 retirees.
“The Brownesholme retirement village has been a much-loved part of the fabric of Highfields for many years and we can’t wait for older seniors, or those with higher care needs, to have their own lovely and welcoming community to enjoy together,” Carinity Aged Care Regional Manager Larissa Gear said.
“This will be Carinity’s twelfth residential aged care community around Queensland and with its gorgeous semi-rural setting we’re sure it will be embraced by seniors who grew up on farms or lived in regional areas.”
The new aged care building is stage one of a $67 million expansion of the seniors’ precinct on Highfields Road operated by Carinity.