Noticeboard: Yackandandah Health unveils intergenerational development

Also in this wrap: Blue Care opens redeveloped facility; Opal unveils Blacktown facility; and Lyndoch Living acquires May Noonan Centre.

In this story:

  • Yackandandah Health opens intergenerational development
  • Blue Care opens redeveloped facility
  • Opal unveils Blacktown facility
  • Lyndoch Living acquires May Noonan Centre

Yackandandah Health opens integenerational development

Yachandandah Health new integenerational residential development

Rural Victorian aged care provider Yackandandah Health has opened the first stage of its ongoing developments that will provide intergenerational care and living at its traditionally residential aged care site.

The $5.8 million two-storey building features 16 residential aged care rooms upstairs and 10 apartments downstairs available to rent by members of the community.

Yakandandah Health will open a childcare centre on site in the coming months as well as an animal sanctuary in 2019 to help keep its 77 aged care residents connected with the wider community.

Yackandandah Health CEO Annette Nuck said the organisation’s plans aimed to engage the community better and bring the community to residents.

The new building was officially opened on 10 November at a whole-of-community event.

Blue Care opens redeveloped facility

UnitingCare CEO Craig Barke and Blue Care Central Queensland general manager Heather Henderson at the opening

Queensland residential aged care provider Blue Care has opened its redeveloped Homefield Mackay facility in Central Queensland.

The renovated facility features 56 refurbished shared and single bedrooms with ensuites, an 18-bed memory support unit, and upgrades to gardens and common areas.

A new wellness centre has also been developed to provide respite to residents and people living in the community.

Blue Care Central Queensland general manager Heather Henderson said the facility is proud to be providing better and more comfortable care to residents.

“With a 50-year history in the area, Homefield holds a special place in the heart of the Mackay community,” Ms Henderson said.

Opal unveils Blacktown facility

Sensory garden at Opal Blacktown

Opal Aged Care has opened a 149-bed facility in Blacktown in Western Sydney that features ensuited rooms, a memory support unit and a landscaped sensory garden.

Opal Aged Care Blacktown general manager Nghia Bui said the new facility provided a new standard of aged care.

“We offer residents more choice in care, services and lifestyle activities, which help them remain as independent as possible while living a fulfilled and dignified life,” Bui said.

Federal member for Lindsay Ed Husic and Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali attended the ceremony to officially open the facility.

Lyndoch Living acquires May Noonan Centre

May Noonan Centre

Victorian aged care provider Lyndoch Living has announced the acquisition of the May Noonan Centre,  a 40-bed residential aged care home in Terang previously owned by Mecwacare.

Lyndoch Living CEO Doreen Power said Lyndoch was immediately interested in the acquisition as facility had similar values and was local.

Ms Power said there would not be significant changes to the facility after the acquisition.

“We will not be changing the name as it represents a proud 40-year history in the town of Terang. But we hope that they will grow to see themselves as part of the Lyndoch approach to the provision of meaningful, respectful quality aged care,” Ms Power said.

The acquisition will be finalised on 1 December.

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