What's the Yackandandah Model of Care?
“They value and embrace their elders and their solutions on the difficulties that ageing often presents are creative and inclusive.”
Construction of 16 residential aged-care rooms & 10 apartments.
Stage 1 of our master plan is being built now. This will provide new homes for up to 36 people as part of our $14 million four-stage development plan.
Stage 1 comprises a double-storey building offering 16 residential aged-care rooms upstairs and 10 assisted living apartments for individuals or couples downstairs. The apartments feature kitchens, lounge rooms and courtyard gardens, and the complex also offers shared communal and service areas, such as a residents’ laundry.
The construction is due to be completed by September 2018.
If you are interested in these options, be sure to let us know to put your name on the list.
Community Hub for community activities and visiting and permanent health services.
The second stage involves the creation of a community hub that can host community activities and a variety of visiting and permanent health and community services.
In early March 2017 and again in November 2017, we sought input from the community about their health and wellbeing service needs to help shape plans for this stage.
This is the exciting part of the redevelopment as it will link the residential aged care section’s rooms and assisted living units to the community centre by way of a “village street”. The development will have the feel of a small village, with a village square and services coming from the street. This space and the services will be open to the Yackandandah community which we believe offers many benefits to the community and our residents.
Our aim is to change the concept of developments where our elders live apart from the broader community. We will follow the European model where generations mix and the elders of the community are empowered, respected and enjoyed.
What will the community hub look like?
The vision is for a space that can be used by residents and the public to facilitate wellbeing and community interaction. As well as providing space for current services, it may provide areas for new services, a cafe, a home for community groups, courses or meeting rooms.
We will soon develop a concept plan based on community input.