Ms Liz Thomas1, Ms Lucy O’flaherty1
1Glenview Community Service Inc
The content of the presentation will be in sharing the progress of the building development known as Korongee, which will be underway by this time. Participants will be interested as this provides a new offering in the Tasmanian market, and a different approach to a growing issue.Tasmania has the fastest growing population in Australia. Glenview went overseas to review best practice models of aged care and dementia friendly residential care services. Glenview has conceived the Korongee development loosely based on De Hogewey model. Glenview intends to build 15, six bedroom houses within a secure village.
Each house will have a resident profile reflecting a ‘lifestyle’ based on research conducted through UTAS and reflecting the current Tasmanian community profile.
Each house will be staffed by a key worker and will be discreetly interconnected to facilitate ease of staff movement, as well as permitting staff to safely and securely move around the village in all weather conditions.
Housing alone will not create the complete dementia friendly environment where reminiscence therapy principles can be embedded. We will introduce a real life village with a small supermarket, cinema and café .