By Alaura Bettess
March 14th, 2019 Residential Aged Care
, Retirement Living Comments Off on 72 Bed Licenses obtained for Murray Bridge
Residential aged care in Murray Bridge
72 Bed Licences obtained in the latest Aged Care Allocation Round (ACAR)
At the end of 2017, RSL Care SA purchased the Waterford Estate Retirement Village in Murray Bridge. The seamless transition has seen residents and staff at Waterford quickly become part of our RSL Care SA family.
Part of the Waterford Estate acquisition, was a large block of vacant land on the site. Board and management viewed this as an opportunity to increase our residential aged care offerings, while providing a much needed service to the Murray Bridge community.
Our vision became viable when the government announced an Aged Care Allocation Round (ACAR) late in 2018. This meant residential aged care facilities could apply for additional bed licences. Traditionally ACAR rounds have been very competitive with only a select number of bed licences released. In fact, RSL Care SA was unsuccessful in obtaining additional licences through this process in a previous round.
So, it is with great pleasure that we advise of our success in securing 72 new bed licences for our organisation. Our intent is to build a brand new Residential Aged Care facility on the vacant land at Waterford Estate (subject to the necessary council approvals).
RSL Care SA Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Klinge will be conducting several community forums in Murray Bridge in the near future to discuss our plans. The details of these meetings will be announced in due course, however if you have any queries in the interim, please do not hesitate to call our Corporate Office on 08 8379 2600.
By Ursula Thornquest
January 10th, 2018 Retirement Living
, Uncategorized Comments Off on Retirement Living extends to regional South Australia with acquisition of Waterford Estate in Murray Bridge
Waterford Estate logo
RSL Care SA has acquired Waterford Estate in Murray Bridge.
Waterford Estate in Murray Bridge is a picturesque retirement village overlooking the Murray River approximately 50 minutes from Adelaide.
The village consists of:
- 133 homes
- Large Community and Function Centre
- parking area for caravans
- 2.5 acres of wetlands and walking trails
- a vibrant community of active and welcoming residents.
Waterford Estate is located along side the River Murray and has developed from farming land 20 years ago, to a vibrant and lively community of approximately 200 residents. There is a parcel of vacant land within the village which will provide RSL Care SA with future growth opportunities. It has not yet been determined what use the land will have at this stage, RSL Care SA will be looking to explore various options in the coming months.
CEO, Nathan Klinge said “many of the residents I’ve spoken with are very pleased to see ownership of the village transfer to RSL Care SA, as they not only regard the mission and values of RSL Care SA highly, but they are also reassured by our position as not for profit operator that has been around for over 100 years”.
RSL Care SA welcomes Waterford Estate residents and staff to the RSL Care SA community, and we are particularly delighted to be developing these new relationships in such an important regional centre for South Australia.
RSL Care SA Retirement Living Villages
RSL Care SA has 3 other retirement living villages located in: Myrtle Bank, Glengowrie and Marion. For more information on Living in Good Company with RSL Care SA, phone 8379 2600.