Umina Beach aged care facility nears completion

The entry to the new facility

A $30M aged care facility is set to open its doors at Umina Beach in coming weeks.

Peninsula Villages has announced that construction on its 114-bed ageing in place development, Pozieres House, is nearing completion.

The development will set a new benchmark for standard of service with distinguishing features to include specialist aged, palliative and dementia care units all housed within separate households to ensure continuity of care between care staff and residents.

The development comprises 111 one-bedroom premium rooms and three executive suites, all with private ensuites, as well as an onsite beauty salon, café, theatre lounge room, physio and wellness centre and consulting rooms.

“Pozieres House is a premium ageing in place development that will offer residential care in a safe, supported and comfortable environment with serene surrounds,” Peninsula Villages CEO, Shane Neaves, said.

“The design of this development takes into consideration how we can meet the consumer directed care standards more effectively now, and into the future.”

Neaves said residents would live as part of vibrant and close-knit households of 12-14 people.

Each household will have an alfresco area or balcony, spacious kitchen, dining and living area and separate lounge.

“Each house embraces a person-centred approach and residents create their own daily rhythm filled with opportunities to enhance wellbeing, create connection with others and participate in activities with purpose, which all support individuality and choice,” he said.

“This highly flexible approach honours and respects our resident’s wishes, without compromising on quality of care.”

Peninsula Villages has been present on the Coast for more than 40 years.

“This new building is the product of a fantastic vision from our Board of Directors, our planners, hard work from our builders, and, very importantly, support from the local community,” Neaves said.

“Not only will this development be a huge boost for our premises, but also for the local economy and labour market, creating more jobs and ensuring we can continue to keep up with the demand of our ageing community.

“This year has not only proved challenging with the threat of the coronavirus, but the increase of home care packages and people choosing to live at home means providers have to look to develop residential care facilities that will stand the test of time and meet the demands of the community well into the future.”

Pozieres House will be available for residents from mid to late August.

Source:
Media release, July 23
Peninsula Villages

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