Narangba Aged Care opened its doors in April, and it is superb!
With the Narangba community now having its very own aged care home offering seniors permanent accommodation, care and support if they are no longer able to stay in their own home, local senior residents can spend their later years in the same familiar neighbourhood, rather than having to move further away to find suitable aged care.
Located at 23 Young Road opposite Narangba Doctors, Narangba Aged Care is just a few minutes’ drive to Narangba Valley Shopping Centre. The project, which has taken approximately 18 months to complete, will accommodate up to 92 residents once fully operational.
Carefully designed to encompass indoor-outdoor living that is loved by residents and staff alike, the single level, step-free dwelling makes the outdoor landscaped spaces easily accessible for senior residents. The communal sitting areas have bi-fold doors that open out to landscaped gardens and terraces, and the high ceilings and large glass windows help create a sense of openness, space and flow through the home.
The home also includes an aromatherapy room, hairdressing salon, private dining room, lounge and sitting areas, outdoor courtyards and terraces, and an activities room for art, crafts and lifestyle. A beautiful coffee hub that opens to gardens is an ideal place to enjoy a cuppa with visiting friends and family.
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’s fantastic leisure and lifestyle program is a great way for seniors to have fun and keep busy physically, socially, mentally and spiritually. The program includes organised activities, live performers and entertainment such as group exercise classes, bingo, knitting, artwork creation, concerts with sing-a-longs, and pastoral services. The home also provides a range of learning, creativity and skills development within its program, enabling residents to undertake meaningful activities and achieve a sense of purpose.
“We have a wonderful and dedicated team on hand,” said Janet. “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. We look forward to welcoming more residents into their new home and providing them with care and support.”
Narangba Aged Care is operated by Tingari Group, which also owns Seabrae Manor Aged Care in Rothwell.