Concept plans have been announced for a new state-of-the-art aged care facility in Strathalbyn.
The facility will include 36 residential beds, a 24-bed open ward and a 12-bed memory support unit, these will all include private ensuites.
Rebecca Graham, Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network Chief Executive Officer, says the facility aims to provide privacy and dignity in a warm, inviting environment to the residents.
“The design has a number of spaces for residents, their family and friends to come together and connect, with dedicated lounges, courtyards, dining areas and a spacious private garden included in the plans,” she said.
“Interconnectivity and personal learning will be encouraged through the building’s WiFi capability, dedicated outdoor space for resident activities, along with gardening and cooking areas.
“Today is another important milestone as we deliver high quality and tailored health services to the people of Strathalbyn.”
Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the Strathalbyn Residential Aged Care plans have incorporated key themes identified through extensive community consultation.
“Through the co-design process, over 180 aged care residents, health professionals and members of the community participated in a series of workshops, interviews and community forums to determine the design principles which have guided the plans,” Minister Wade said.
Consultation with residents, families and staff began on 11 September 2019 and is open for two weeks.
The concept plans will be posted on the SA Health website over the coming weeks.
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