Adventist aged care completes $A28 million modernisation

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Michelle Rowland MP with Pastor Terry Johnson unveil a plaque at the opening of the newly built and renovated Adventist Aged Care facility.

Adventist Aged Care King’s Langley (NSW) has completed a $A28 million rebuilding and refurbishing of its complex, including the construction of 21 new independent living units, complete refurbishment of its existing residential aged care facility and building a new 45-bed wing.

At the opening ceremony on April 20, Michelle Rowland, federal member for Greenway, unveiled a celebratory plaque alongside Pastor Terry Johnson, chairman of the board of directors of Adventist Aged Care and president of Greater Sydney Conference. 

Mark Taylor, Member for Seven Hills and Julie Griffiths, Blacktown Deputy Mayor, were also present at the event along with staff, residents and families.

“I pay tribute to Adventist aged care for its innovative, needs-based care model, which will allow older Blacktown residents to live independently and with greater dignity,” said Mrs Rowland.

The modern residential aged care facility includes two wings specifically designed to cater for the needs of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s. 

The complex is also fitted with an advanced security system. 

The empathetically designed “dementia garden” features a few conversation-starting ornaments.

Pastor Johnson notes that the residential facility includes a number of sophisticated design features, allowing staff to set parameters for the management of an individual residents’ needs, “eliminating the outdated one-size-fits-all approach.”

“And further to aiding a client’s experience, in some areas staff don’t wear uniforms, often sharing meals with residents. This helps to create a home-like environment, so clients with memory loss are more relaxed,” he said.

In addition to the residential facility, there are 72 independent living units co-located within the complex. “Co-location of independent living units and residential care on one integrated campus is an ideal arrangement for couples when one partner requires a higher level of care than the other,” said Adventist aged care Sydney managing director Brain Swanepoel.

For more information, please visit aacsyd.org.au. Tours can be arranged by calling 02 8834 6100 or emailing aacsyd@adventist.org.au.