Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments officially opened its new wing on Monday 27th June, which will now see an additional 60 older people on the Mornington Peninsula receive revolutionary aged care via Benetas’ new model of care.
Benetas is delighted to be cutting the ribbon on its $14million extension and refurbishment of Corowa Court in Mornington, Victoria, and launching its new model of care which provides truly individualised care for all 120 of its residents.
CEO Sandra Hills said that the opening of Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments signaled the business’ move away from an institutional, sub-acute model of care.
“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,” said Ms Hills.
“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.
“Staff offices and work areas, including commercial and corporate activity, are positioned ‘back of house’ contributing to more ‘usual’ and familiar domestic 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.
“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,” Ms Hills said.
Corowa Court was originally opened on 24 April 1966 by Archbishop Frank Wood, meaning that this year it marks its 50th anniversary.
“Benetas Corowa Court has been supporting older people on the Mornington Peninsula for 50 years, and we are delighted to be continuing that investment in the area, by opening another 60 aged care apartments at Corowa Court,” Ms Hills said.