Rosewood Aged Care’s latest facility located in West Perth is setting a new standard for assisted living with a 152 room, $70 million redevelopment by integrated property and construction group Pindan.
Rosewood House has historically provided services for the elderly since 1957, including the first Meals on Wheels kitchen in WA. The heritage-listed building will undergo restoration as part of the redelopment.
“Rosewood has been working in aged care for more than half a century, so we know what senior citizens want and need to ensure their transition from independence to assisted living is smooth and stress free,” said Rosewood Chief Executive Officer Mario Zulberti.
The plan for the 5454sqm site includes a community on-site cafe, basement parking, a wellness centre, a day centre and educational rooms for medical, nursing and allied health trainees.
“For Rosewood residents, getting older is the next big adventure – with the comfort of full time medical staff, smart building technology that detects falls and movement and being the first facility in WA to have robotics.”
“Rosewood is offering aged care that doesn’t feel like it. The facility features a number of activity centres and luxury amenities from a hair and nail salon to a massage centre, with the added comfort of recreational areas for loved ones to visit,” said Mr Zulberti.
Rosewood is working to combat the shortage of high-quality aged care beds in WA, with the West Perth facility currently under construction and due to be completed in early 2021.
“Construction of this innovative purpose-built aged care home is on-track to be ready in the first quarter of next year,” said Pindan Business Development Manager James Allingame.
“The restoration and transformation of the existing Heritage Rosewood House will get underway in due course and is being used as a temporary site office until then. Restoration work on the old chimneys of the development’s heritage-listed cottage is set to start shortly.”
The Rosewood facility aims to provide a safe space for not just residents but the wider community, with a public café at the entrance of the facility as well as the attraction of half a million worth of public art to create an open and welcoming space to visit.
Rooms start from $550,000 with 15 customisable configurations to suit the tastes of any resident including different sizes, different balcony options and the ability to convert two rooms into a large apartment to provide more space for couples.