Emmerton Park Incorporated was established in 1966 as a not-for-profit organisation with a voluntary Board. In March 2008 the organisation celebrated the opening of its new 66-bed residential aged care facility which incorporates a secure dementia unit.
The new hostel, which replaces a 33-bed aged care hostel and separate 22-bed nursing home, offers residents modern, well-appointed individual rooms with ensuites, along with facilities such as a chapel, hairdressing salon, open courtyards and landscaped gardens.
Architecturally, the building has been designed so that it can extend to 80-plus beds in future years, allowing for the anticipated growth in Circular Head's elderly population.
The new hostel cost $8.5 million. Funding contributions included $2.5 million from the Commonwealth government, $1.4 million from Circular Head Council and $1 million from the State government. The Circular Head community itself raised more than $530,000 for the new facility in just over 12 months.
Emmerton Park Inc. delivers care to over 120 senior residents of Circular Head each week.
For further information contact Emmerton Park Inc. on 6452 9400.