Investment boosts living environment
Not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Bethanie recently invested almost $600,000 to upgrade its Elanora premises in South Bunbury.
The upgrades come as part of a broader, $5 million upgrade project by Bethanie across five premises around the State, designed to enhance the quality and amenity of residents’ accommodation.
Elanora residents have been treated to new split-system air-conditioning in all rooms, new kitchen flooring, cabinetry and benchtops, new communal area floor coverings, bathrooms, window treatments, furnishings and decor.
Facility manager Carolyn Douglas said it was important to improve amenities in the older facilities.
“The residents are absolutely thrilled,” she said.
“It’s been such a change, and because it’s been over a period of time, they’ve been very excited to see how things are going and asking ‘what’s happening now’.”
The majority of upgrades were implemented over three to four months and were completed about six weeks ago, with some final details and touches now being made.
Bethanie CEO Chris How said the refurbishments had created a more inviting living environment for residents to enjoy spending times with friends and loved ones.
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