on the Friday, April 27, 2018
Narangba Aged Care opened its doors earlier this month, welcoming seniors from the local community to the first aged care home in town. This brand new aged care residence provides residents with permanent accommodation, care and support if they are no longer able to live independently in their own homes.
Narangba's local senior residents can now spend their later years in the same familiar neighbourhood rather than having to move further away to find suitable aged care accommodation and care.
Located at 23 Young Road, the project has taken approximately 18 months to complete. It can accommodate up to 92 residents once fully operational. It is conveniently located opposite Narangba Doctors and just a few minutes’ drive to Narangba Valley Shopping Centre.
Narangba Aged Care has been carefully designed to encompass indoor–outdoor living that is loved by residents and staff alike. The single level dwelling makes the outdoor landscaped spaces easily accessible for senior resident as there are no steps. There are communal sitting areas with bi-fold doors that open out to landscaped gardens and terraces. The high ceilings and large glass windows help create a sense of openness, space and flow through the home.
Narangba Aged Care has a beautiful coffee hub that opens to gardens and is an ideal place to enjoy a cuppa with friends and family. The home also includes: an aromatherapy room, a hairdressing salon, a private dining room, lounge and sitting areas, outdoor courtyards and terraces, and also an activities room for art, crafts and lifestyle.
Residents have started moving in and are making themselves comfortable and at home.
Narangba Aged Care’s first resident Elsie (Veronica Cooling) said, “I think it’s a wonderful and inviting home away from home that anybody could wish for. Everyone here is wonderful and really appreciate me as I appreciate them all. I feel like I have one big family and I look forward to many happy moments with my lovely big family in my beautiful new home.”
Another resident Eddie commented “it’s better than Buckingham Palace”.
Residents can choose from a lovely spacious single room or double room, allowing couples to stay together. Some rooms have their own outdoor patio area.
As well as providing permanent residential accommodation, Narangba Aged Care has a secure dementia area for residents needing extra care and support with everyday living.
There is also respite care and services (short term accommodation that provides an organised, temporary break both for carers and the person they care for).
Facility Manager, Janet Chapman said “The home looks simply wonderful! It has a relaxed, open and homely atmosphere with lovely artwork. There are plenty of spaces and areas for residents to socialise, enjoy activities or simply have some quiet time.”
“We are focused on caring for residents and ensuring they feel at home and part of a community where they can enjoy the companionship of others. It’s a safe nurturing and engaging environment where we treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Narangba Aged Care has a fantastic leisure and lifestyle program. It’s a great way for seniors to have fun and keep busy physically, socially, mentally and spiritually, allowing them achieve a sense of purpose and can undertake meaningful activities. This program includes organised activities, live performers and entertainment such as group exercise classes, bingo, knitting, artwork creation, computer classes, concerts with sing-a-longs and pastoral services. The home provides a range of learning, creativity and skills development within its program.
“We have a wonderful and dedicate team on hand. Our care and nursing team are providing quality care and support to residents and our in-house catering team are serving up fresh, nutritious and healthy meals. The home looks fabulous! We look forward to welcoming more residents into their new home and providing them with care and support” said Janet.
Narangba Aged Care is having an Open Day on Saturday, 28th April, 10am to 2pm.
For further information, call (07) 3053 3700.
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