Fronditha Care is excited to announce that it has opened its new 90 bed residential facility in St Albans, with more than 60 residents already enjoying their new rooms and luxurious, surrounds.
Faye Spiteri-Tsolakis OAM, Fronditha Care CEO, noted:
“The team went to great lengths to guarantee the new building was ready for residents as soon as practicable. Despite ongoing lockdowns and imposed restrictions, it has delivered the $22M project before its due date. The completion of the St Albans facility, during the global COVID -19 pandemic is a real testament to the team and Fronditha Care’s commitment to ensuring residents have the best care in the most wonderful accommodation and environment possible.”
Fronditha Care’s St Albans residential facility will offer an environment where residents receive a high standard of professional, individual, and respectful care with lifestyle services designed to benefit everyone. Residents will also be able to enjoy movies in a private theatre, a great library, a charming chapel, private function rooms, hair salon services and several garden and courtyard areas.
Spiteri -Tsolakis OAM added: “We are absolutely thrilled with the new building and our staff are very much looking forward to welcoming new residents.”
A 30-bed-memory support unit, designed in consultation with Dementia Australia, will cater for elderly living with dementia. The memory support wing is proudly named after Evangelos and Elli Ioannou, who generously bequeathed $850,000 to Fronditha Care.
Fronditha Care’s President, Jill Taylor (Nikitakis), added “I want to thank the Fronditha Care family and the community for their ongoing support. It’s a big milestone for all of us, and the resident’s joy, seeing the delight on their faces in their new home is so touching. I am very proud of what we have achieved through our collective efforts.”
Fronditha Care looks forward to celebrating this great milestone with residents, families, supporters and the community once restrictions in Melbourne have eased.
Fronditha Care opened its first facility in St Albans in 1997, caring for 30 residents. An additional 30 beds were added in 1999, bringing the total number to 60, which included a 13-bed memory support unit. Following a successful ACAR bid another 30 beds were allocated to Fronditha Care by the Federal Government in 2017.