New Wanaka Residential Aged Care Facility Positive

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she was monitoring progress on the development of new $15 million residential aged care facilities in the Upper Clutha.

“The lack of care options for residents Wanaka has been in on-going issue, with a partnership between Presbyterian Support Otago and Aspiring Retirement Village a positive step forward.

“Construction on the residential aged care facility that includes a hospice suite is set to take about 11 months.

“The Government encouraged business development like this, with the partnership between Presbyterian Support Otago and Aspiring Retirement Village having huge benefits for the community.

“Presbyterian Support has told me that they see the development as positive for Wanaka with the service currently offered at Elmslie House not able to meet the demand for care in the area.

“If this new facility means locals don’t have to move out of the area to access care then it will certainly provide security for the region’s elderly and relief for their families.

“The development of a 20-bed dementia unit will also provide a new and important service in Wanaka and will help to address the limited bed numbers on offer across Central Otago.”