The new year heralds Resthaven’s 85th anniversary, and with it, exciting plans to upgrade the 40 year old aged care home at Resthaven Bellevue Heights.
‘A development application for the redevelopment at Resthaven Bellevue Heights has been lodged with the City of Mitcham, and five separate information sessions have been provided to staff, residents of both the residential aged care home and independent retirement living units, and the local community,’ says Emmet O’Donovan, Resthaven Manager Buildings and Capital Projects.
‘The proposed development will extend the existing home to incorporate the rooms that are in the Manson and Grevillea lodges, which are currently separate buildings. This will benefit the residents and staff in bringing the areas under one roof,’ Emmet explains.
‘Much of the existing home will also be upgraded, including the entrance area, which will be a welcoming hub of activity that includes a café, hairdresser and casual areas. Behind the scenes, a new kitchen, laundry and staff facilities will be constructed.
‘Works are also planned to improve the amenity of the independent retirement living communal area, ‘Gum Tree Lodge’ and the plan includes another entry and exit point to Eve Road, with additional on-site car parking.
‘Our objective is to use this as an opportunity to improve the amenity of the entire site, increase car parking and provide better access for residents, visitors and staff.
‘Subject to council approval, works are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020. There are no plans to increase the number of people living at Resthaven Bellevue Heights, and the improved amenities will benefit everyone who lives there.’
Resthaven supports older people and their carers throughout metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.