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New $6 million aged care facility to be launched in Adelaide’s north-east

12 November 2013    


Elderly residents in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs are to be bolstered by a $6 million upgrade to the region’s leading aged care facility.

The Italian Benevolent Foundation (IBF) is set to unveil the new “St Francis Lodge” within The Italian Village at St Agnes, which will be formally launched in front of local residents and invited guests, including Federal Member for Makin Tony Zappia, this Saturday (November 16).

Incorporating 50 new rooms, which will add to the existing 113 rooms at The Italian Village, St Francis Lodge will provide 24-hour nursing care to the state’s elderly and be complemented by a new outdoor courtyard for visiting families, as well as extensive new landscaping and car parking.

IBF Chief Executive Officer Andrew McFarlane says the multi-million dollar extensions to The Italian Village will bolster its standing even further as one of the state’s largest culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) aged care facilities.

“The health and well-being of elderly South Australians is the core focus of IBF, which is always looking at ways to enhance aged care services to benefit the elderly,” said Mr McFarlane.

“The new St Francis Lodge within The Italian Village is an outstanding, purpose-built facility for elderly South Australians, which we are all extremely happy with knowing it will boost the quality of care we provide at IBF even further.”

The Italian Village is one of three residential aged care facilities operated by IBF in South Australia, with other facilities located at Campbelltown and Burton.

Established in 1974, IBF is a not-for-profit organisation which stands as South Australia’s largest provider of aged and community care services to the state’s Italian community.

IBF now has more than 550 staff and volunteers providing care to an increasing number of elderly residents and clients, largely of Italian upbringing but increasingly from many other cultural backgrounds.

The Italian Village is located at 6 Mumford Avenue, St Agnes. For more information about the Italian Benevolent Foundation, visit www.ibf.org.au.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact
Andrew McFarlane, IBF CEO, on (08) 8131 2034

ISSUED BY HUGHES PUBLIC RELATIONS: Please contact
Kieran Hall on 0422 147 151 or kieran@hughespr.com.au