Independent charity HammondCare has today unveiled a new multi-level aged care home for frail aged residents, complementing the 92-bed residential aged care facility already on the site and helping meet the demand across the Sutherland Shire.
The $25 million Miranda Mason was designed by architect Peter Ireland from Allen Jack+Cottier and offers generous, sweeping balcony spaces linking living areas to the end sitting rooms.
With the opening of Miranda Mason, HammondCare is able to provide a variety of aged care options at the Kiama Road site including frail aged care as well as dementia-specific residential care, independent living units and respite cottage places.
The apartments are designed around HammondCare’s world-class cottage model with a central domestic kitchen, front door and lift front porch.
HammondCare’s Chief Executive Mike Baird opened the new facility along with Federal Member for Cook Scott Morrison and Sutherland Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce.
Mr Baird said Miranda Mason’s wonderful design will be complemented by the relationship-based care provided to residents.
“Miranda Mason is part of HammondCare’s ambition to set the global standard of relationship-based care, for people with complex needs,” Mr Baird said.
Mr Morrison said HammondCare Mason would be a welcome boost to aged care options available to older people in his electorate of Cook.
“HammondCare has been a trusted provider of aged care services in our community for many years and I am pleased that they are extending their commitment here in the Shire,” Mr Morrison said.
Mayor Pesce said HammondCare Miranda Mason will extend the opportunities for people to stay connected to their local community while receiving specialised residential support.
“Sutherland Shire Council is keenly focused on supporting local residents to remain connected and engaged members of our community – no matter their stage of life,” he said.
“These facilities expand the opportunities on offer for people with frail aged care needs to stay close to family, friends and connected to our local community while receiving the specialised residential support they require,” added Mayor Pesce.
The first residents are expected to move into Miranda Mason next month.