The Churches of Christ Care Fassifern Aged Care Service will continue to care and support for residents and retirees after securing Commonwealth funding to “make a home” for locals.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Fassifern Aged Care Service which was allocated 40 new beds under the Federal Government’s Aged Care Approvals Round.
Churches of Christ in Queensland’s Director of Seniors and Supported Living Bryan Mason said these new beds would form part of an extension to the existing Fassifern aged care and retirement village facility.
“Stage one of the development will include 96 beds in a series of cottage-style buildings, 14 retirement units and a community hub with parklands, a café, gym and recreational spaces for the local community and residents to enjoy,” Mr Mason said.
“There is a demand for quality aged care locally and we are committed to investing in the in the community to continue providing the support our residents require.”
Mr Buchholz thanked the Fassifern Aged Care Service for their work in the community.
“The Fassifern Aged Care Service is a place to call home for many locals who need extra care and support,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The whole community will benefit from this funding as more residential aged care places in our community means locals can get the care they need in their hometown close to their families and friends.”
“The residents, talented staff and generous volunteers have created a wonderful community which will only strengthen as the Fassifern Aged Care Service grows.”