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Village at The Park value resident participation The Village at The Park at the southern end of Newtown is celebrating introducing a household care model to the Hospital, Dementia and Rest Home wings. Under the new ownership of Arvida, Village at The Park has embraced a philosophy that puts the preference of residents at the forefront of care delivery. Leigh Gibson, Assistant Manager and Clinical lead says that actively encouraging residents to be involved in decision making around care options, activities and how the wing is managed has improved resident participation, enjoyment and satisfaction. Residents in all care wings determine when they wake up and have breakfast rather than fitting in with organisational routine and residents decide when they would like to be assisted with personal cares. Residents in the Mary Coleman Wing have voted on paint colours for refurbishment, selected names for areas of the wing, assisted with the recruitment of care givers by helping with the interview process, contributed ideas and content for the newsletter and participated in family evenings. Several barbecues and outdoor lunches have been enjoyed recently at the suggestion of residents who have wanted to make the most of that day’s weather. ‘It is wonderful to be able to respond to the preferences and suggestions of the residents and create an environment that is more aligned with a household that residents remember well and relate to while continuing to provide excellent clinical care.” PBA

Andrea Robinson plays her keyboard during her musical therapy session at Village at the Park’s care facility. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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