Having recently celebrated 75 years of caring for older Australians in NSW, Living Care is proud to celebrate another milestone with the commencement of an extensive redevelopment project at the organisation’s aged care facilities in Western Sydney.

Living Care, an initiative of Fresh Hope, is a not-for-profit Christian organisation providing aged care throughout metropolitan and regional NSW, and is committed to providing facilities that allow ageing in place that enhances privacy, dignity and choice.

Today, the Executive Ministry Director of Fresh Hope, Dr Andrew Ball, along with the Executive Director of Living Care, Graham Reed, officially turned the soil at the Pendle Hill site which marks the beginning of the first stage of the development.

Dr Ball highlighted the importance of providing care for the older people in our community.

“Living Care aligns its operations with the values of our Christian faith, we care for people because it is God’s heart that those most in need are cared for.”

The first stage will incorporate an extension to Crawford Lodge which is set to increase the capacity of the residential care facility by 34 beds.

Mr Reed highlighted the project’s importance in achieving Living Care’s objective of ensuring current and future residents are provided with an optimal living environment.

“It is exciting to be extending the services we offer to the frail and aged in this region. Living Care has a proud history of being involved in the provision of aged care since 1938 and we have always recognised the importance of providing exceptional care in the best possible settings for older people as they age. We see this need increasing, and we are expanding accordingly.”

Construction on the site is commencing in February 2014, with the stage 2 redevelopment expected to commence in 2015.