Locals have watched it slowly come to fruition, and the new Churches of Christ in Queensland facility on Elliot Road is preparing to transition residents.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz joined Churches of Christ in Queensland CEO Gary Edwards on an exclusive tour of the hi-tech, modern facility.
“This is something that can really make our community proud.
“A $23 million dollar investment, that will benefit our community for a very long time to come.
“These additional beds are a good thing, it’ll mean a safer, helpful home for many and it will help keep local families together.
“By expanding capacity, Churches of Christ in Queensland are providing locals the opportunity to ensure their parents, grandparents and other loved ones can stay in the region.
“Moving into a home can be frightening, it can be scary and it is nerve wracking. But the staff here are more like family, and this new facility is so very warm and welcoming.
“I want to thank all of the team for their hard work and commitment to our community. They have done a fabulous job on the design and roll-out of this site, thinking of every little detail to support residents.
Chief Executive Officer of Churches of Christ in Queensland, Gary Edwards said he was proud to show Mr Buchholz through the exciting new facility.
“We were delighted to show Mr Buchholz through our exciting new facility at our Fassifern Aged Care Service and thank him for his support. For more than 40 years, we have focussed on bringing uplift and wellbeing to residents in Boonah and the Scenic Rim region. Through this new building, we can continue to provide the high quality care we have become known for, in a purpose-built, home-like environment where residents feel safe, respected and valued,” Mr Gary Edwards said.
“The new 64-room building on Elliot Road, Boonah increases the availability of high quality residential aged care, including respite, dementia and palliative care, for local seniors.”
“It also enables us to evolve our care and facilities to better align with the changing needs and wants of local seniors. We can provide optimal, individualised care and an enhanced sense of community in a bright, modern and welcoming facility. We thank the Federal Government for their ongoing support and funding of the service.”
Mr Buchholz said that it was not only a good project for the long-term, but he had regularly heard from local businesses about the positive economic impact.
“In addition, it was great to hear feedback from local business owners, that during the construction work was procured locally.
“Churches of Christ should be applauded for seeking to use localised work where possible. A number of businesses including electricians, fencers, landscapers… they all told me its been great for the Boonah economy.”
Mr Buchholz said that during 2018-19 financial year, the Churches of Christ in Queensland service received $5.8 million in Australian Government funding.
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
Mr Edwards – Steve Webster 0433 142 215