Opal managing director Gary Barnier said the two groups shared a philosophy about "a continuum of care" that would give older residents the option to move into higher care "without having to relocate away from their village, community, family and friends".
The partnership could work in several ways. Residents in the village could recuperate in the aged-care facility. And the proceeds of the sale of a unit could seamlessly become the bond on the aged-care bed if required by residents.
The co-location of retirement villages and aged-care is a focus for the industry.
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