Benetas launches new model of care

July 7, 2016

With the opening of its latest residential aged care development, Benetas has launched a new model of care which will give residents more choice and control.

PHOTO: Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments officially opened its new wing last month.

Last month Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments officially opened its new wing, which will house an additional 60 older people on the Mornington Peninsula.

The $14 million extension and refurbishment of Corowa Court in Mornington, Victoria, als launched Benetas’ new model of care which provides individualised care for all 120 of its residents.

According to chief executive officer Sandra Hills, the opening of Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments signals a move away from an institutional, sub-acute model of care at Benetas.

“We wanted to support residents to have more choice and control over how they live, just as they would if they were living in their own home, and our new model achieves this,” Ms Hills says.

“Our aim is to create living environments which reflect ‘normal’ life as much as possible, so we have developed a model where clusters of residents live in their own apartment-type configuration of bedrooms, with smaller, more private living areas and fewer residents sharing their living, dining, kitchen and outdoor spaces.

The work at Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments is based on research into best practice worldwide, which has taken Benetas over three years to develop.

Ms Hills says: “Corowa Court is the first in a line of residential aged care developments by Benetas that incorporate our new care approach, and we are very excited to be kicking off the extensive development pipeline with the opening of Corowa Court.”



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