Ageing gracefully may be easier at a new high-end residential aged care home that offers valet service and luxury surrounds in Normanhurst.
Designed more like a boutique hotel than a hospice, rooms at Greenwood, which officially opened on Saturday, start from $825,000.
The home offers events arranged by their concierges, extras like manicures, pedicures and facial treatments as part of its beauty package and rooms are equipped with wide-screen HDTVs and 90 Foxtel channels.
In a first for Australia, Allity aged care (owners of Greenwood) will work with the Arts Health Institute to give residents services including personalised valet visits, art appreciation, craft, dance and theatre activities, creative writing and music.
There are 107 rooms across five “neighbourhoods” at Greenwood, with some 36sq m suites. Every room is connected to the outdoors through “vast floor-to-ceiling windows” and the suites have private or shared terraces and courtyards.
Dining at the home includes buffet breakfasts, a choice of meals and a selection of wine and beer
“Our mission is to change the face of aged care,” Allity chief executive David Armstrong said.
With 44 homes across Australia, the company also opened a nursing home on a farm called Gosling Creek Aged Care at Orange in regional NSW earlier this year.
“We have four further homes under development, including a premium home under construction in Pemulwuy in Sydney’s west, a signature home in Adelaide, and a classic and premium home under development in Brisbane,” Mr Armstrong said.
The company also plans to upgrade some of its homes in Melbourne to a similar standard.
More than 50 families are in discussions with Greenwood Aged Care about moving in to its rooms at 9-17 Hinemoa Ave.
The home was opened by Federal Bradfield MP Paul Fletcher and attended by state Ku-ring-gai MP Alister Henskens.
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