Warwick completion imminent

Warwick’s new residential aged care service is now only a few months away from opening.

Executive Director Services Bryan Mason said we hoped to welcome our first residents in September providing the final stages and certifications take place as expected.

“Moving into the service in the cooler Southern Downs months, the residents will be able to take advantage of and enjoy the welcome lounge with large fireplace,” Bryan said.

The finishing touches are being made to the buildings and landscaping which feature materials and design that complement the local environment.

Throughout the new building there has been strong focus on dementia-friendly design.

“There is a real home-like an environment for the residents and they will have access to safe and stimulating outdoor environments and plenty of natural light, which is important for their wellbeing.”

“Our new communication system will allow staff to contact each other on site via personal voice-activated devices, which will aid in the quick response to resident needs.”

“Residents will have access to recreation spaces to take part in activities or do their own exercises to retain their mobility and strength, allowing them live life to the fullest.

“Appealing recreational areas also feature in the landscaped gardens, including a barbeque and opportunities for residents to continue their passion for gardening.

“Alongside the aged care service, a key part of the Warwick Campus is encouraging the broader community to be involved, with a community centre, hair salon and café all open to campus residents as well as the local community.

“It reflects our integrated community focus, which puts people first and aims to overcome any practical or cultural challenges so that all facilities and activities (such as gyms, pools, places of worship, carparks and events) are shared and result in uplift for both residents and local community.”

Megan Minsai has been appointed as Residential Aged Care Service Manager. Megan lives in the region and has a wealth of nursing and aged care leadership experience, primarily in regional communities of south-east Queensland.

Warwick Aged Care Service Location

The Warwick development is co-located with Regency Park Retirement Village on Dragon St, three kilometres from the town centre. The village was purchased in June 2015 as part of a Masterplan approach to an integrated community, and has already been enhanced with the addition of a clubhouse in 2017.

We will be accepting expressions of interest for the aged care service from July.

For people interested in working at Warwick Campus positions are being recruited now. Positions available can be viewed at our career opportunities page.

 

Posted June 19, 2018 in News