In November 2016, Heritage Care will be stamping its signature style for beautifully designed Aged Care facilities with a $32 million development project in Melbourne’s booming northern suburb of Epping.
Construction is scheduled to commence in November 2016 with expected completion by early 2018. This development is designed by Point Health Architects and built by APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd. McMullin Property is the developer, working closely with Heritage Care from inception to completion.
Epping Gardens has the fortunate position of starting with a blank canvas. Heritage Care purchased the land within Northpoint Enterprise Park, where they have had the opportunity to select a prime location to fulfil their resident’s needs.
The facility is easily accessible via major road networks, and is directly opposite the Epping Medical Centre, which is a custom built medical centre housing a vast range of medical, health and wellness services and specialists. The Epping Medical Centre also has future plans to develop a Day Procedure Centre. The Northern Hospital, being the major hospital in Melbourne’s North is less than 5 km away and there is an International Hotel planned for development in an adjoining allotment.
Once complete, Epping Gardens will offer state-of-the-art residential aged care services for seniors. The new development will provide a range of options and benefit-geared solutions for all stages of ageing, offering a coordinated design, one that is tailored to individual needs and connects with the local community.
“Heritage Care is pleased to serve Australia’s aged care residents. We look forward to opening Epping Gardens to meet increasing demand for residential aged care. It is well known that Australians are living longer. In 2015, there were approximately 500,000 Australians aged over 85. By 2055, it is estimated that 1,900,000 Australians will be over the age of 85. This ageing population is a key driver of the expected shortfall of 70,000 aged care beds by 2022.” Says George Gabriel, Executive Chairman, Heritage Care.
“We look forward to working with the local community around Epping Gardens to improve our residents’ experience. To this end, we will work closely with the local medical precinct, including the medical professionals of nearby Northern Hospital and the extensive allied health networks of the Epping Medical Centre.” Says Mr Gabriel
Through a cleverly, custom designed facility, supportive staff and an engaging program, Epping Gardens will deliver a caring and supportive environment that promotes supported independence where appropriate, aiming to keep residents physically and mentally active, eating well, staying socially connected and having access to a high standard of clinical care.
About Heritage Care
Founded in 2002, Heritage Care is an Australian, independently owned, provider of residential aged care.
Heritage Care originated from humble beginnings with a single aged care home accommodating 43 residents, but this was just the beginning of a vision for owner Tony Antonopoulos, now the Managing Director.
Heritage Care currently operates three residential aged care facilities; Chomley House, Prahran; Watergardens, Sydenham and Heritage Gardens, Bayswater North. The Heritage Care team are currently developing close to 1,000 new aged care beds across its existing portfolio, with future developments coming to Mt Eliza, Melton and Werribee.