Peninsula Villages is pleased to report that construction on its 114-bed ageing in place development, Pozieres House is nearing completion with the development at Umina Beach set to open in the coming weeks.
Confirming Peninsula Villages reputation as a local leader in residential aged care, the $30 million development will offer a standard of service not seen before on the NSW Central Coast.
The distinguishing features of the new aged care development will include specialist aged, palliative and dementia care units all housed within separate households to ensure continuity of care between care staff and residents.
The state-of-the-art residential aged care development is made up of 111 one-bed premium rooms and three executive suites, all with private ensuites, and the development includes an onsite beauty salon, café, theatre lounge room, activity space, physio and wellness centre, as well as consulting rooms for easy access to GPs and allied health professionals.
“Pozieres House is a premium ageing in place development that will offer residential care in a safe, supported and comfortable environment with serene surrounds,” explained Peninsula Villages CEO, Shane Neaves.
“The design of this development takes into consideration how we can meet the consumer directed care standards more effectively now, and into the future,” he added.
Pozieres House is uniquely designed as part of a household model. Residents live as part of a vibrant and close-knit household of 12 to 14 residents. Each household boasts its own 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,” added Shane.
“This highly flexible approach honours and respects our resident’s wishes, without compromising on quality of care,” he continued.
Peninsula Villages has served the Central Coast community for over 40 years – and as an independent not-for-profit provider competing in a challenging industry, the completion of this development will be a historic moment for the organisation.
“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,” said Shane.
“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,” he added.
“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.
“I am most proud that together with my team, we have developed a unique offering that we are excited to reveal to our residents and the local community,” he concluded.