Kallangur MP Shane King and Christadelphian Aged Care chief executive Ross Peden at the Industry Open Day.
An aged care Home in Brisbane’s northern suburbs is making it easier for older people make the transition into residential care by creating living environments that reflect the comfort of home.
Maranatha in Kallangur has just finished a major new extension that will become home to 33 older residents who require 24-hour nursing care.
The new wing has been specifically designed with the needs of older people in mind, with special touches to help them feel comfortable and embrace their new home.
Industry specialists, community members and existing residents at Maranatha had a first look at the new wing on Wednesday, including Kallangur State MP Shane King.
Chandeliers and elegant lighting feature throughout the spacious lounges, dining area and hallways, and the wall panelling, comfortable couches and fireplaces create a cosy feel.
The bedrooms all feature private ensuites and bay windows with views out to what will be extensive gardens and a lagoon, and there are options for couples to stay together.
Facility manager, Kathy Hallmark, said the new design coupled with the outstanding care provided by their team of nursing, therapy and lifestyle specialists made Maranatha a special place to call home.
“The decision to move into residential aged care can often be difficult for older people and their loved ones,” she said.
“The design of the new space and the compassionate care we continue to provide makes it easier for older people to make the transition.”
The new extension follows on from previous renovations throughout the rest of the Home, which reflect the same style of comfort and familiarity.
The public is invited to tour the new wing at the official opening during Maranatha’s annual fair on September 10 from 9am.