Construction of the new Carinity Brownesholme residential aged care community in Highfields is nearing completion and is set to open mid-year.

The final touches are being applied to the $32-million building including carpets and vinyl, cabinetry, tiling, painting and external landscaping.

After the construction components of the job are complete, the 6,000m2 building will be fitted with design elements such as furniture, fixtures, window dressings, artwork and décor.

The first residents are expected to move into the 96-bed residential aged care building in July.

The site is located adjacent to the existing Carinity Brownesholme retirement village, a home to around 80 retirees which opened in 1995.

“The Brownesholme retirement village has been a much-loved part of the fabric of Highfields for many years and we can’t wait for older seniors to have their own lovely and welcoming community to enjoy together,” Carinity Aged Care Regional Manager Larissa Gear says.

“This will be Carinity’s twelfth residential aged care community around Queensland and with its gorgeous semi-rural setting we’re sure it will be embraced by seniors who grew up on farms or lived in regional areas.”

The new aged care building, which will provide a home to around 100 seniors, is stage one of a $67 million expansion of the seniors’ precinct.

On top of 70 local sub-contractors employed to construct the new building, around 90 new Carinity staff will work in the aged care community when it is fully functional.

Job vacancies for the new Carinity Brownesholme aged care community can be viewed online.

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