Bethanie expands agreement with Swift at new aged care home

West-Australian aged care provider Bethanie has expanded its partnership with resident entertainment and solution provider Swift to include its new aged care home in Dalyellup south of Perth.

West-Australian aged care provider Bethanie has expanded its partnership with resident entertainment and solution provider Swift to include its new aged care home in Dalyellup south of Perth.

The new three-year agreement includes the installation and subscription to Swift Access at Bethanie Dalyellup – a 120-bed state-of-the-art aged care home offering single rooms with ensuites, six small houses of approximately 20 rooms and many rooms with balconies – due to open in March 2023.

The soon-to-be-opened home has an inter-generational exercise and play area, café, bar, hairdresser, therapy, wellness and pain management rooms and a large multi-purpose room.

Lounge area

Bethanie already uses Swift’s technology at its aged care homes in Subiaco and Como. Swift Access offers aged care residents and staff an entertainment and engagement solution tailored to their community, that aims to help build social connections, reduce anxiety, and enhance overall wellbeing.

It includes the latest movies available on demand, classic cinema, and virtual travel. There is also low sensory content including age-specific exercise classes such as chair yoga and sit dance, and a live streaming tool that allows residents to join remotely via their in-room television. Additional tools include the function for family or friends to remotely upload photos or for staff to share pictures from events and celebrations across all televisions.

Wendy Delahoy-Bianchi

Bethanie aged care therapy programs coordinator Wendy Delahoy-Bianchi said she was looking forward to having tailored content available for residents.  

“I have seen the benefits that content created specifically for aged care communities can deliver via Swift’s platform in some of our other facilities, so it’s great to see a service tailored to this demographic’s unique needs being planned into the design of a new residence,” Ms Delahoy-Bianchi said in a statement.

Swift CEO Brian Mangano said working as early as possible in the planning and developing of a new facility led to better outcomes for all stakeholders.

“We are always really pleased when our partners ask us to help them plan and deliver exceptional entertainment and engagement solutions across their new facilities for their residents and staff.”

Main image and gallery above: artist impression of Bethanie Dalyellup, and Swift Access

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