A new type of care is coming to Finley Regional Care, in an innovative and conceptual proposal that blends best practice standards with the needs of consumers in a modern way. This proposal will provide all consumers, particularly those with cognitive ailments, a stimulating physical environment, significantly reducing the institutional feel of the residence and providing a local building feel to the site. Our residents will soon have a safe space to roam freely, work in a shop or sit with friends and family, in a safe, secure, staffed area – regardless of their diagnosis.
So, what exactly is happening? Here at Finley Regional Care, we’ve been successful in securing capital funding for this project, that will drastically develop, innovate, modernise and refurbish our residential aged care facility, including the incorporation of dementia-friendly design principles. This project aims to provide our residents with modern, homely living in an innovatively-designed space that mimics the main street of Finley, with a shop, cinema, café and hairdresser.
We will be able to provide an authentic experience that replicates actually living within the Finley community for both our current and future customers. This brand-new environment will include windows, signage and even stickers along the corridor to mimic the actual physical environment. The project will involve the refurbishment of existing rooms to two resident rooms, a wellness room, the installation of overhead lifters and an off-the-grid power solution, as well as the upgrading of flooring, window coverings, mattresses and kitchens. It will also include two secure, technology-heavy rooms that can provide respite for those living with significant cognitive ailments. All of this innovation will enhance safety and security for residents, while providing an engaging and stimulating environment.
We’re very excited to be able to bring this innovative way of living to our customers in the near future. Stay tuned for further updates as we get closer to making a start on this project.