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Approval decision a win for Brisbane’s elderly

Blue Care has welcomed the Local Government and Planning Minister’s decision to approve aged and community care facilities at 818 Rode Rd, Stafford Heights.

Executive Director of the Uniting Church agency Stephen Muggleton said the decision meant older people in Stafford Heights would get the aged care services they needed.

Mr Muggleton said Rode Rd would ultimately provide a total of 192 aged care beds, 36 serviced apartments, 164 Independent Living Units and a range of health support services such as community nursing, allied health and respite.

“Blue Care placed significant emphasis on the needs of the local community in developing these plans,” he said.

Mr Muggleton said with the additional aged care housing northwest seniors would no longer be forced to relocate and leave their family and friends behind as they aged.

“People will have the option to stay in the area with their friends and maintain their community contacts,” he said.

Mr Muggleton said Blue Care was very appreciative of the majority of local residents who had supported the project.

“Blue Care looks forward to getting on with the job of providing quality aged care services,” he said.

Blue Care is a Uniting Church non-profit organisation that provides a wide range of services to older people and people in the community including nursing, allied health, personal care, domestic assistance, respite and social support.

These services are available in the home, at Blue Care centres and clinics or through aged care facilities and retirement living.

Last year alone, Blue Care cared made 2 million home visits and operated 5112 aged care beds.