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Yeppoon aged care facility opens

A new aged care facility is opening in Yeppoon on Friday (February 9).

The ultra modern Blue Care Capricorn Gardens boasts four wings and accommodates 60 residents.

With more than 50 staff, the facility is now one of the major employers in the coastal resort town.

Blue Care Regional Director Brad Sadler said at a cost of $7.5 million Capricorn Gardens did not come cheap; however it was worth it. “The building will provide residents with a modern, caring facility for many years to come,” Mr Sadler said.

The Director of Nursing, Pauline Jaques, said the facility was state-of-the-art.

Situated in Magpie Ave, the building captures coastal breezes and has several internal and external courtyards to provide space for residents’ relaxation and outdoor therapy.

“We may have the top aged care facility along the Capricorn Coast but it’s the staff who make all the difference,” Ms Jaques said. “If they (residents) have caring and loving staff it improves their quality of life.”

Residents began moving into the facility last year, and most are expected to attend the ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new home.