Planning for the new Oaks aged care apartments is now well underway to deliver a holistic ageing experience for the Macedon Ranges.
The amalgamation of Macedon Ranges Health with leading Victorian aged care provider, Benetas, in 2018 came with a $60 million plan to meet the Macedon Ranges’ ageing needs. A significant portion of this is dedicated to redevelop the Gisborne Oaks aged care facility to embrace a new innovative model of care.
Wider developments in the Macedon Ranges
The $60 million not-for-profit planned investment in the region also includes:
A new residential retirement village in the neighbouring site.
Expansion of allied health, community and home care services in the region.
An up-front investment of $1.2 million in Macedon Ranges Health’s facilities and infrastructure.
FIND OUT MORE
Over August and September, we will run a number of local pop-ups to share the plan and answer your questions. You can see some of the exciting plans at the following times:
Macedon Ranges Health, 5 Neal Street, Gisborne
10am – 2pm, Mon 19 to Wed 21 August
10am – 2pm, Thurs 29 to Fri 30 August
Gisborne Market, Aitken St and Hamilton St, Gisborne
9am – 2pm, Sun 1 September
The Benetas Best Life Model of Care is built around the following principles:
By adopting apartment style-living, residents will live with a small number of residents. Each person will have their own room and ensuite, and share the kitchen, dining and lounge areas with others in their apartment. Care and support will also be provided by a regular and dedicated care team to each apartment to ensure the team really get to know residents and their needs. Residents also have access to a registered nurse around the clock.
Individual choice and freedom
The building will also exhibit modern chic interiors where residents have access to a wide range of facilities. This spans internal courtyards, community activity spaces, a hairdressing salon, wellness centre and library lounge, private dining rooms, a worship and reflection room.
Person centred care
This new design draws from extensive research on person centred care. It puts residents and their families at the centre of all considerations – from the building itself and its fit-out through to staff rostering and program development. When we have completed the redevelopment we will focus on providing an adjoining retirement village to offer the community with a seamless ageing journey. This is subject to planning approval.
We expect the development timeline will be as follows
Town planning application for the new Oaks aged care apartments
Refurbishment of Gisborne Oaks and Macedon Ranges Health Centre
Construction commences on the new Oaks aged care apartments
2021 (subject to planning approval)
Construction completion on the new Oaks aged care apartments
The carousel shows the artist impressions of the final build (subject to planning approval) plus interiors of our latest development in Heidelberg. The Views at Heidelberg opened in October 2018, as is a showcase for the Benetas Best Life Model of Care.