For-profit aged care provider Arcare has opened the doors to a new facility in Essendon, Melbourne and Noosa on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.
The $75-million three-storey Essendon facility offers 120 private aged care suites using Arcare’s relationship model of care known as the Dedicated Assignment model.
The suites have views of the city or Dandenong Ranges while the facility features a café, wellbeing centre, movie theatre, worship room, billiards room, intimate and private dining and lounge option and gardens.
Arcare Essendon’s residence manager Shantala Suresh joins the team from Arcare Surrey Hills, where she has worked for three years.
“I feel incredibly grateful to join Arcare Essendon and help build our connection and trust with the senior members of the surrounding area – whether that be through our high-quality care, bustling social calendar driven by our dedicated lifestyle team or through our community volunteer program,” Ms Suresh said.
Noosa facility opens doors
Arcare’s $45-million facility in Noosa additionally offers residential aged care and dementia care, also using the provider’s Dedicated Assignment model.
The facility features 90 suites and a wellbeing centre offering exercise and massage therapies and beauty services.
It also includes a theatre room, library, tranquillity room, internal courtyard with barbecue area and private dining, lounge and activity rooms.
There’s also a family retreat room for private visitor gatherings.
Arcare CEO Colin Singh said Arcare completed the rollout of its Dedicated Assignment to all homes in 2015, the same year it won a Better Practice Award from the then quality agency.
“Our relationship-first approach to celebrating and supporting old age is not only unique to Arcare, but also considered by aged care experts globally to be at the forefront of elder-care. This approach is driven by Arcare’s values of relationships, uniqueness, partnerships and flexibility,” Mr Singh said.
Arcare’s residence manager at Noosa Rebecca West said the home would have a vibrant and ever-evolving lifestyle activities calendar to cater to residents’ social, physical and mental wellbeing.
“Residents and families will also be encouraged to attend regular meetings on different aspects of the residence, such as lifestyle activities, food and dining, to allow for direct input and feedback,” Ms West said.
Main image: Arcare Essendon. Photo: Madelena Rehorek.
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