Narangba Aged Care to Open Mid 2018
Narangba Aged Care is expected to open in March 2018 after weather caused some minor delays.
Located at 23 Young Road opposite Narangba Doctors, it’s just a few minutes’ drive to Narangba Valley Shopping Centre and once fully operational, will accommodate over 90 residents.
Narangba Aged Care will provide permanent residential accommodation for seniors who are no longer able to stay in their own home. Promoting a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where residents can enjoy feeling part of a community and the companionship of others, the home also boasts a secure memory support unit where residents living with dementia will receive specialised care.
The home will have respite care (short term accommodation) that provides an organised, temporary break both for carers and the person they care for.
Suites are spacious and will have flat screen TVs and some furniture, with residents being able to choose from a single suite with a private ensuite bathroom, or a double suite where couples may be able to stay together.
“There will be a strong focus on caring for residents and ensuring they feel at home and have a sense of community. We will care for them like we would our own family members with the respect and dignity they deserve. We intend to create a wonderful atmosphere with attractive artwork, plenty of open spaces, and areas to socialise,” said Facility Manager, Ms Janet Chapman.
“We also look forward to rolling out a fantastic leisure and lifestyle program that will include organised activities, live performers and entertainment. This will include group exercise classes, craft making, sing-a-longs, pastoral services and more. It’s important to keep active both physically and mentally where possible, so that you achieve a sense of purpose and can undertake meaningful activities. And have fun too!”
Narangba Aged Care will have in-house cooks, a supervising head chef, and a catering team so that residents receive fresh, nutritious and healthy meals which are prepared daily. There will also be in-house laundry facilities. The three connecting wings of the home open to courtyards and landscaped gardens. There are outdoor walking paths around the buildings which are the same level as the home for ease of access.
The home has been designed to encompass indoor/outdoor living. The single-level dwelling makes the outdoor landscaped spaces easily accessible. The high ceilings and large glass windows overlooking the green terrace areas help creates a sense of openness and space. The building includes a coffee hub, an aromatherapy room, a hairdressing salon, a private dining room, outdoor courtyards/terraces and an activities area for art, crafts and lifestyle.
“This is an exciting project. Builders ‘Integral Construction’ have been busy working on the project for over 14 months, and we are all looking forward to seeing the completed home. It will look fantastic and we are confident residents will love it too,” said CEO, Mr Andrew Meek.
“It is a much needed home for the people of Narangba. It means that local residents who have lived in the area for quite some time can now spend their later years in the same familiar neighbourhood.”
Operator, Tingari Group, chose Narangba after identifying a lack of facilities in the area, wanting to bring loved ones closer to their families whilst providing care and support. Tingari Group also own aged care home, Seabrae Manor, situated in Rothwell which opened in July 2014.
The project has not only seen the creation of building and trade positions, it has also created approximately 80 new jobs, which will benefit the local community. These include positions for nurses, cooks and catering staff, care staff, administration, leisure and lifestyle and maintenance personnel.
We Care Recruitment have been engaged to manage the recruitment process for Narangba Aged Care, and candidates who are interested in applying for a position are encouraged to contact them on 1300 959 560 or go to www.wecarerecruitment.com.au.
If you would like to know more about future care for a loved one or yourself, you can register your interest at www.narangbaagedcare.com.au or call 3053 3700.