Noticeboard: Opal opens new facility in Qld

Also in this wrap: Lifeview opens new extension; Lyndoch Living collaborates with South West TAFE; and Mercy Health implements small household living model.

In this story:

  • Opal opens new facility
  • Lifeview opens new extension
  • Lyndoch Living collaborates with South West TAFE
  • Mercy Health implements small household living model

 Opal opens new facility

Opal Aged Care North Lakes

Opal Aged Care has officially opened its new $34 million North Lakes facility in south-east Queensland.

The new facility will accommodate 146 residents and offers a 16-bed memory support wing for residents living with dementia. The facility will replicate the successful clinical care approach at Opal Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast.

Residents can choose from single or companion room and have access to a range of lifestyle services, hair and beauty services and an on-site café. The new facility is located next to local shopping centres, public transport and North Lakes Health Precinct.

Opal North Lakes operations commissioning manager Andrew Pierron said the facility aims to help meet the population demands of North Lakes, which is the fastest growing region in the state with a 39 per cent population increase between 2011 and 2016.

“This number is expected to grow by another 37,000 by 2021,” Mr Pierron said.

Lifeview opens new extension

Comedian Tommy Little at the Lifeview Willow Wood opening ceremony

Victorian aged care provider Lifeview has unveiled its new $12 million extension at the Willow Wood facility.

The 56-bed extension offers premium hotel-style amenities while maintaining the comforts of home for residents.

The facility includes a resident and family café with a play area for children, hairdressing salon, theatre, gym, day spa, mini-golf green, man cave and sensory garden with an integrated sound and lighting system.

Tommy Little, comedian and co-host of television program The Project, attended the ceremony to officially open the new extension.

From Left: Susan Cassidy, Robert Anderson and Doreen Power at the opening of Pure Living Hair & Beauty

 Lyndoch Living collaborates with South West TAFE

Victorian residential aged care provider Lyndoch Living has announced the opening of Pure Living Hair & Beauty, an onsite hair and beauty salon in collaboration with South West TAFE.

The salon aims to improve quality of life for Lyndoch residents and gives South West TAFE students the opportunity to develop their hair and beauty skills.

Lyndoch Living CEO Doreen Power said residents have happily embraced the concept.

“Our residents have been enjoying both the pampering and the social aspect, chatting with these talented young TAFE students who are just starting out their careers.

“At the same time, the students are gaining invaluable on-the-job experience in a real work environment,” Ms Power said.

Mercy Health implements small household living model

Mercy Place Albury nurse Sarah Corsbie and resident Evelyn Trebley gardening

Mercy Health has welcomed the first residents to its new small household living development in the first stage of redevelopment at Mercy Place Albury in New South Wales.

The new concept promotes their model of independence, choice and relationships, which has been successfully implemented at Mercy Health in Western Australia.

The Albury facility currently features four homes that promote a family living environment with eight bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge area, dining room, laundry and an outdoor space with round-the-clock care.

Stage two of the redevelopment is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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Tags: Andrew Pierron, Doreen Power, Lifeview Willow Wood, Luke Howarth, Lyndoch Living, Mercy Place, mercy-health, North Lakes, opal aged care, Opal Kawana Waters, Pure Living Hair & Beauty, South West TAFE, Tommy Little,

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