Anglicare South Australia’s newest aged-care residence is a state-of-the-art, light filled building where everyone can feel at home.
All Hallows Court at Westbourne Park will be officially opened by the Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, tomorrow.
Anglican Archbishop, The Most Reverend Jeffrey Driver, will bless the building and its residents, staff and volunteers.
AnglicareSA Chief Executive Officer The Rev’d Peter Sandeman says All Hallows Court is a flagship facility in aged care and embodies Anglicare’s ethos of empowerment.
“At Anglicare, we believe in the power of positive experiences,” Rev’d Sandeman says.
“We are passionate about consumer-directed care at every life stage, so everyone is empowered to make choices about their personal needs and levels of care.
“The longer people can maintain their independence, the better it is for everyone, and we do all we can to support that but once people need care we are also there to provide the best possible.”
All Hallows Court is a 75-bed aged care facility with a further 19 villa-style independent living units to be completed later this year.
Generous fundraising by members of the All Hallows Court Auxiliary and other donors have added touches to make the residence feel truly homely – the Auxiliary ran a café to raise funds which were put towards a baby grand piano.
AnglicareSA Seniors Living General Manager Jackie Howard says another recent bequest was used to buy outdoor furniture for the residents and their visitors to enjoy.
“Donations are always used to enrich the lives of the residents,” Ms Howard says, adding that everyone at AnglicareSA and All Hallows Court is grateful for the work of volunteers who help with the choir and assist with reading to the residents, providing talks and helping with outings.
Work has now started on the independent living units which when complete will allow even more residents to take advantage of the allied health services, café and hairdresser All Hallows offers.
Ms Howard says All Hallows Court is a flagship aged-care facility which embodies the four pillars of positive ageing – choice, engagement, wellbeing and fulfilment.
“We are inclusive, we promote healthy active living for optimal wellbeing, we encourage our residents to actively participate and contribute to the world around them and we value their memories and stories as living history,” she says.