The Wheatbelt now has access to a refurbished aged-care
facility located in Kellerberrin, with the completion of Stage 2 of the
Dryandra Residential and Community
Works include the expansion of the facility to include
21 additional beds, allowing more residents to remain close to their families,
and the construction of a dementia-specific wing to accommodate the demand for
dementia care services in the region.
Stage 2 of the project also assisted with the cost of
purchasing care equipment, servicing and room equipment, furniture fit out,
landscaping, and minor upgrades to the existing building.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the
Dryandra Residential and Community Care facility supported the continued
development of age-friendly communities in regional Western Australia.
This project complements the Stage 1 development of the
facility where $550,000 Royalties for Regions funding assisted with constructing
a new kitchen, laundry, store room, cleaner’s room, meeting room and a new
larger medication/treatment room.