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Ellice takes you to Corowa Court live this Monday

Ellice takes you to Corowa Court live this Monday

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The Mornington Peninsula is very progressive when it comes to caring for its ageing population.

Benetas, together with RPP FM local radio is proud to announce the opening of the extension and refurbishment of the Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments on 4 July 2016.

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The lovely Ellice Viggers will entertain you

To celebrate the news, RPP FM will broadcast live from the site on Monday, 27 June starting at 9am with the lovely RPP FM presenter, Ellice Viggers and her Monday morning program Mersey View.

She will interview Resident Manager of Corowa Court, Susan Pangbourne and General Manager of Strategy Infrastructure, Chris Karagiannis between 9am – 10am.

The official opening and proceedings will commence at 10am.

Then between 11.15am – 12noon, Alan Moore, the first resident and Sandra Hills, Benetas CEO will join Ellice.

Come down and meet Ellice in person and see Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments at:

752 Esplanade

Mornington

Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments: A home first

A whole of business commitment to a new model of care, which places consumers at the centre of everything the business does, has seen leading Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas re-examine the role of the built form of one of its Mornington Peninsula homes.

A $14 million extension to and refurbishment of Benetas Corowa Court, in Mornington, will bring a hybrid-version of the new model to life, building on the existing 60 bed aged care home and increasing its capacity to 120.

CEO Sandra Hills said that Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments signalled the business’ move away from an institutional 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.

Benetas_241The Benetas model is informed by three key principles: the understanding that the most appropriate way to support quality of life for older people is to deliver ‘normal’ living environments, that older people should be supported by primary carers who meet their needs completely, and that all service elements, such as systems, tools and staffing structures, integrate to deliver a meaningful customer experience.

To create living environments which reflect ‘normal’ life as much as possible, small clusters of residents are set to live in their own apartment-type configuration of bedrooms, with 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 familiar domestic spaces.Benetas_024

The extension at Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments sees the development of four separate apartments, made up of 15 bedrooms, each with en-suites. Within each apartment, residents have access to a private kitchen, servery and dining facilities. Adjacent to the dining area in each apartment is a separate living area, with direct access to an external terrace, balcony or courtyard space with sea or garden views.

The development has also been designed to support community engagement. Members of the public will be encouraged to share communal spaces, including a large garden park area.

“Our model reflects that no one size fits all in aged care and we believe Benetas Corowa Court, more than three years in the making, delivers on this,” said Ms Hills.

Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments open on 4 July 2016

For more information contact the Benetas Customer Centre on 1300 BENETAS or go to http://www.benetas.com.au

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Debra Mar Working many years in the corporate world in Melbourne and overseas, Debra found herself in the fashion industry as a designer after studying 3 years at RMIT. She now producers and presenters her own radio program The Breakfast Table every Tuesday 6-9am and writes for a local magazine. With a love of writing and being involved in the community, she has a certain curiosity of what makes people ‘tick’, Debra also writes feature stories and updates details on the RPP FM website.