Thursday, April 25, 2024

Redland welcomes new 5-star aged care residence

Private aged care provider, Arcare, has opened its doors to a new five-star residence at Thornlands in Brisbane’s Bayside.

The $40 million development measuring over 11,000sqm, contains 92 suites within three
communities tailored to care needs – Clifford, Langdon and Thompson; names that all have
strong connections to the region’s history.

The residence offers permanent care and dementia care, using Arcare’s award-winning Dedicated Assignment model.

Arcare CEO Colin Singh says, “Arcare’s commitment to quality builds and environments,
coupled with our Relationship-First approach, will once again deliver a world class residence
for the elders of the community who are ready to take their next step. We look forward to
welcoming our clients and their families to their new home.”

“We are excited to extend Arcare’s services in the Thornlands community. This opportunity
allows us to not only provide a quality living environment to the aged, but also increased job opportunities and support to the local community,” Mr Singh says.

The Arcare Thornlands residence is designed with a Hamptons-style interior and is fitted with 100kw solar panels and built with materials such as steel frames, Hebel panels, water-
saving fixtures, and insulation to assist with natural cooling and heating.

Residents have access to their own ensuite and communal amenities such as a boutique
Café, three Courtyards, open Activity rooms, a Hair Salon, Theatre, Physiotherapy room,
Private Dining Room, Community Piano Room and suites with courtyard or verandah

For the first time, Arcare Thornlands will feature a commercial, medical, and allied health
precinct consisting of seven tenancies, providing convenience to the local area. The opening
of the aged care residence will be creating over 100 jobs and utilising local businesses
where possible to support the local economy.

Residence Manager Samantha ‘Sam’ Scott relocated from the UK to Queensland in 2015
and lives locally in the Redlands area. She brings with her a wide experience in the
healthcare industry, from aged care to emergency care in hospitals.

“It is both a privilege and an honour to provide care to our aged care residents and to be
able to empower others to do the same. My favourite part of working in aged care is building long term relationships with residents, their family members, and our team members,” she said.

“Since joining the industry, it has been a dream of mine to commission a new residence.
Arcare has such a great reputation and with its 5-star approach, I knew that this was the
opportunity for me to be part of aged care excellence in the Thornlands area.

“I am looking forward to enhancing my local connections with primary healthcare providers, as well as welcoming new residents and their loved ones. I foster an open-door approach and will always be available to be of guidance, support and assistance where needed.”

Member for Bowman, Henry Pike was in attendance for the official opening of the residence on Monday. He participated in the ribbon cutting alongside the first residents to move into the facility, Maria Cwikar and Richard Smith.

In-person and virtual tours can be arranged by calling 1300 ARCARE or visiting

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