Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has officially opened Opal Aged Care in Carine; a new 145 bed facility that will deliver specialist aged care services to local residents.
Opal Carine will offer the community access to both permanent and short-term accommodation, with a retail space for a café and hairdressing salon.
The facility will also cater specifically to people living with dementia, featuring two memory support wings and accessible memory gardens.
Mr Keenan said the facility is a welcome addition to the Stirling area.
“As the community grows and our population ages, our commitment to providing more choice and access to quality care to the ageing community in Western Australia becomes even more important.
“I am also pleased to see Opal Carine partner with Dementia Australia to ensure its residents receive high quality care and support from expertly trained staff to help each individual maintain their independence and dignity.
“In 2011 there were just fewer than 2,000 people in my electorate living with Dementia but that number is steadily rising so placements such as these are very much needed in our local community.
“I thank Opal Carine for inviting me to open the Centre and look forward to seeing Stirling residents benefit from its services for years to come.”
For more information about Opal Aged Care or to enquire about placement opportunities please visit www.opalagedcare.com.au/our-homes/opal-carine-opening-july-2018 or phone 1300 060 982.