HammondCare announces new dementia cottages

HammondCare is developing a 30-bed dementia cottage next to existing aged care home Strathearn House in Scone, New South Wales.

Aged care provider HammondCare is building a 30-bed cottage-style home next to existing aged care home Strathearn House in Scone in the Hunter region of New South Wales.

The two interconnected 15-bed cottages will feature HammondCare’s dementia-specific design of single rooms with ensuites, large purposeful living areas, a domestic kitchen and access to an outdoor space in the backyard and garden.

The development will allow the 1980s aged care homes on Stafford Street known as Strathearn Village to be retired and the relocation of residents to Strathearn House or the new cottages.

The project also includes expanding the administration area of Strathearn House and building a commercial laundry and first stage of a community centre.

Mike Baird

HammondCare is delighted to continue delivering care for older residents in Scone, chief executive Mike Baird said.

“HammondCare has been a leading provider of dementia care for more than 25 years and the new cottage-style home in Scone will benefit from this experience as it provides an enabling, therapeutic environment for people with dementia,” Mr Baird said.

“Our top priority is the care of residents and we believe Stafford Street residents will be delighted with their new accommodation… which will provide improved facilities with the same excellent level of care they are accustomed too.”

HammondCare’s proposed 30-bed cottage-style home

Mr Baird said no staff would lose their jobs as a result of the project.

Stephen Edwards Construction has been appointed to carry out the construction, which is expected to commence this month pending council approval and end by June 2022.

Main image: HammondCare’s Strathearn House in Scone, NSW

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