Work starts on new assisted living building at Carrington

Carrington chief executive Raad Richards (centre) and other guests officially marked the start of construction on the facilitiy's latest building. Picture: Chris Lane
Carrington chief executive Raad Richards (centre) and other guests officially marked the start of construction on the facilitiy's latest building. Picture: Chris Lane

Work has kicked off on Carrington Care's newest offering, which promises to bridge the gap between independent living and aged care.

The Grasmere facility's new building, Riverview, is expected to be complete in about 12 months and will offer older residents who aren't quite ready for aged care a place to live independently with additional services to help them out.

Chief executive Raad Richards said the $20 million project, which is classified as an 'assisted living' facility, would be a great destination.

"We are very excited about this project," he said.

"This is a great development not just for the Camden region, but for aged care as a whole.

"The assisted living apartments came about as part of a growth strategy for Carrington that has been in place for 15 years.

"Residents will go into these luxury apartments and will receive the full suite of services, medical and allied health as needed, as well as domestic services, from cleaning to laundry and everything else within their units.

"There will be dining in a picturesque rooftop garden, and, above all, there will be a concierge for those apartments to service the residents with different appointments and activities."

Mr Richards said Riverview would provide a first for 'assisted living' in Macarthur.

He said the site would have "beautiful views" of the Camden valley and the Nepean River.

Riverview will be complete across two buildings (one at three storeys and one at four storeys) and feature 41 separate one and two bedroom apartments.

"They will have nice, wide corridors and wider doors for the apartments, so we can allow for any aid equipment to assist the residents," Mr Richards said.

"The residents, aside from all that's within Riverview, can also avail themselves of all the other facilities open to everyone in our retirement village, including the clubhouse and recreation hub, the restaurant, croquet and all our social clubs."

Mr Richards said Riverview would employ about an additional 10 people, between health professionals, domestic services and the concierge.

He said people would be able to reserve their spaces for the apartments before the end of the year.

Mr Richards is hoping to soon hold an information session about Riverview, as soon as Covid regulations allow it.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves was on hand for the sod turning on Wednesday.

"It was wonderful to attend the turning of the sod and to acknowledge Carrington's continued growth and support for our elderly," he said.

"Riverview will offer yet another first-class residential aged care option for members of our community. I look forward to seeing the completed project."

Riverview is being constructed by Richard Crookes Construction.

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