On 20 December 2018, Resthaven Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services, David Norton, announced the purchase of vacant land at 122 Smart Road, Modbury for future aged care and support services.
‘This land is in a prime location; adjacent residential and commercial precincts and creates an opportunity for local residents who need aged care to remain in their community.
‘We are considering options to develop the land to support older people who need extra support in residential aged care accommodation, as well as retirement living and community service options.
‘We have a vision that the development connects with the local community and we will explore opportunities to invite this connection.
‘At this stage we don’t have a firm development time frame, as this is partially influenced by the current regulatory environment and proposed aged care reforms. We have applied for residential aged care places in the current Aged Care Funding Round (ACAR), to be announced in the new year.
‘However, in an area of emerging demand, we are confident that the community will welcome additional services in their local area.
‘The development will be lucky thirteen for Resthaven, with established residential aged care homes at Aberfoyle Park, Bellevue Heights, Craigmore, Leabrook, Malvern, Marion, Mitcham, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Paradise, Port Elliot, and Westbourne Park.
‘This is another example of the not-for-profit aged care sector committing to support those older people whose quality of life will benefit from such services. We are here for the long term.’
Resthaven works together with older people and their carers to deliver outstanding care and support that reflects our values of trust, dignity and choice. Every day, we share the wisdom of around 10,000 South Australians.
Resthaven is proudly associated with the Uniting Church in Australia, and has a long history of providing support for older people (since 1935).