Collaborative approach to dementia care at Noosa
A mix of new technology, team effort and facilities is making a real difference.
Supported by dementia champions Wendy McCutcheon and Shelly Lind, these changes represent an exciting step forward for Noosa. With a new, 10-bedroom dementia hub, including a sensory courtyard and central living area, the home will be able to elevate its already fantastic living with dementia specific features that optimise quality of life.
“The secure courtyard will be easily accessible and provide an engaging environment to explore, interact with, roam and relax in.” Ben says.
Additionally, there is new technology at the home that will allow residents to interact in new and exciting ways.
“Technological resources are being utilised to augment our residents’ lifestyle and leisure choices.”
“They are being carefully and sensitively implemented to enhance connectivity to social networks and world events, sustain relationships, promote individuality and increase entertainment options.”
A newly developed café is also providing residents and their families, alongside members of the community more broadly, a common place to come together, which is a goal of Ben’s.
“We want our residents and staff to feel a part of the community and to create a desire for the community to come here.”
With these exciting developments, the future certainly looks bright at Noosa!