Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star designed aged care home, Rockpool Residential Aged Care in Carseldine has been officially opened.
The 150-bed facility, which blends innovation and sustainability underwent rigorous design, construction and operations assessments before achieving the prestigious rating.
Despite the added costs involved, Queensland-based Rockpool Aged Care has opened the nation’s first 5 Star Green Star home in Carseldine, 16km north of Brisbane’s CBD.
In a Queensland first, a $43 million eco-friendly aged care home set to open this year will implement cutting edge technology that can differentiate between a resident falling and simply bending over.
In a press conference held on the site of a state-of-the-art aged care facility in Queensland, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reiterated his government’s pre-election commitment to fix the sector.
Speaking at the Rockpool Residential Aged Care site in Carseldine, Brisbane, Mr Albanese said: “During the campaign, Labor committed, in my last Budget reply, to a five-point solution for aged care.”
Rockpool Residential Aged Care is a Queensland owned and operated fully accredited aged care provider offering residential, respite, memory support and palliative care services.