In this story:
- Amana Living opens new transition care centre
- Catholic Healthcare commences work on new Bathurst centre
- Australian Unity completes community centre facilities at Peninsula Grange Retirement Community
- HammondCare to build residential care home for older homeless
Amana Living opens new transition care centre
Amana Living’s Transition Care Bull Creek has been opened by the Governor of Western Australia and Amana Living patron, Kerry Sanderson.
The centre is dedicated to older people living with dementia and other mental health challenges who need restorative care after a stay in hospital, before returning home or moving into permanent residential care.
Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman said transition care was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the contribution aged care expertise can make to keeping older people independent and healthy.
This is the latest phase in the development of the Amana Living integrated dementia service centre in the southern region of Perth. The site is a hub for dementia-specific care and services, including residential and respite care, and the award-winning McCusker Nurse Service.
Catholic Healthcare starts work on new Bathurst centre
Construction has started on Catholic Healthcare’s new St Vincent’s Aged Care, Bathurst. Once completed, the new service will offer a 130-bed residential aged care service within an integrated aged care campus providing community care and healthcare services. The development will add an additional 31 new aged care beds for the Bathurst region.
The service will include a cafe, hair salon and a number of dining and living areas. There will also be a dementia unit with secure outdoor walking areas and courtyards.
“The private bedrooms with ensuites will be roomy enough for families to gather, plus there will also be lounge and sitting rooms, activities areas and a chapel for communal gatherings,” said Anne Maree Hodgson, Catholic Healthcare’s general manager of residential care.
The $24.5 million development project is scheduled for completion in mid-2017.
Australian Unity completes community centre at Peninsula Grange Retirement Community
A completed community centre at Australian Unity’s Peninsula Grange Retirement Community was officially opened by the Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson earlier this month.
The extension of the community centre includes an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and a library. These are additions to the communal dining area complete with a bar, games room and multi-purpose room used for group activities.
The Peninsula Grange community centre is surrounded by gardens, a bowling green and a lake.
HammondCare to build residential care home for older homeless
HammondCare has announced plans for a purpose-built residential care home for older homeless in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, to be operational from 2017.
CEO Stephen Judd said it was a significant project that would fill a major need in service provision in the area.
“This project aims to alleviate this demand in inner-Sydney and also provide a unique care model for this group – long term, specialist care for people with complex needs,” said Dr Judd.
Most care homes for homeless people in the Darlinghurst area provided short-term shelter or long term accommodation but without higher levels of care, he said.
HammondCare plans to build the home at 118A Darlinghurst Road, adjacent to St John’s Church. The organisation would lease the site from the church, which also runs the Rough Edges cafe that caters for the homeless population in the area.
The proposed five-storey building will accommodate about 50 people, and the low-impact design will allow clear views of the Church’s heritage-listed spire.
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