RAAFA WA launches innovative aged care home
RAAFA WA launches innovative resident-directed aged care home (nursing home) worth $30 million
The leading Not For Profit has opened the 102-bed Alice Ross-King Care Centre at Bull Creek, which operates under a new resident-directed care model that lets residents decide on their daily routine before they move in.
“This includes what time the resident likes to wake, whether they would like their meals in the privacy of their own room or in the dining room, bathing and grooming times, settling times at night and most importantly what meaningful activities they would like to engage in during the day,” says facility manager Helen Falkiner.
The staff are also rostered on to work with the same residents for 80 per cent of their rime so they can build a better relationship and create a continuum of care. Residents and families will also be given input into the hiring of new staff.
RAAFA WA operates six retirement villages in WA with 1,435 independent living and 446 aged care places in WA.