Aged care is one of the strongest growing service sectors in Australia, with demand for services forecast to increase significantly as the ‘baby boomer’ generation moves into retirement.
There is a trend for people approaching retirement age to downsize, looking for apartments, town houses and over 55’s residential estates. An increasing number of Australians are choosing to ‘age in place’ with the support of ‘home care’ packages. This is creating demand for a range of cleaning, property maintenance, transport, allied health services and in-home palliative care.
New residents entering residential care are seeking a wider choice of living arrangements, with these reflecting their pre-care lifestyle. Residents are seeking better dining options, outings, accessible technology, art and health based activities.
A great place to retire
Cessnock City is not only a great place to live, it is proving to be a popular place to retire to. The attractive setting, activities available in Hunter Valley Wine Country, availability of medical and allied health services, proximity to tertiary hospitals in Newcastle, Maitland and the new Hunter Valley Hospital at Metford, accessibility to Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle, and affordable land and housing are attracting retirees to the City.
Within Cessnock City there are opportunities for:
- Over 55’s housing
- Retirement and aged care residential facilities
- Services to support aging place – cleaning, property maintenance, transport, allied health, private nursing, palliative care and preventative health care, services and solutions