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Mornington Peninsula welcomes new 5-star state-of-the-art aged care residence

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Highly regarded aged care provider, Arcare opened their new five-star residence in Balnarring on Monday, November 15, bringing state-of-the-art amenities and excellence in care to Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

The newly opened Arcare Balnarring community welcomed its first residents, Edna and Mabel, and upon arrival the pair were warmly greeted by Balnarring residence manager, Likando Likando and client services manager, Helen Galileos.

Likando is a longtime-local in the Mornington Peninsula area, has been a nurse for 24 years and has been working in aged care for 11 years.

“I’m looking forward to creating relationships with the residents and team members at Arcare Balnarring,” she says.

Edna has previously lived at her home with her daughter and is now looking forward to forming relationships with other residents, attending daily activities and being a part of the Arcare community.

Mabel’s family live locally and are thrilled to be in close proximity whilst looking forward to Arcare events and happenings.

Australian owned and operated for more than 40 years, Arcare are renowned for creating stunning architecturally designed aged care residences and for their relationship-first approach to care.

Arcare Balnarring’s 75 private suites spans across one-storey and contains two communities named after the local area’s history and culture: Tulum and Noir.

Arcare CEO Colin Singh, middle, joined Arcare Balnarring residence manager, Likando Likando, right, and client services manager, Helen Galileos, left, to officially open the new aged care community.

The Arcare Balnarring residence offers permanent care, using Arcare’s award-winning Dedicated Assignment model, which places relationships between the residents, their family, and team members above all else.

Singh says Arcare’s Dedicated Assignment model was first rolled out across residences throughout 2014 and 2015 and was awarded a 2015 Better Practice Award by the Federal Government.

Our relationship-first approach to celebrating and supporting old age is not only unique to Arcare, but also considered by aged care experts globally to be at the forefront of elder-care.

“This approach is driven by Arcare’s values of relationships, uniqueness, partnerships and flexibility,” Singh says.

The Arcare Balnarring residence is a fresh take on country living.

Designed around the contemporary farmhouse aesthetic, the use of neutral tones, the abundance of natural light and sleek lines softened by timber and natural materials will enable residents to feel at home.

The foyer’s high ceiling carries natural light throughout the building and into the luxurious lounge and dining areas.

“We procure and design a space that is not only beautiful and inviting but evokes the feeling of home,” Arcare Interior Designer, Lily Vaughan says.

Not only will this new aged care community provide 5-star amenities and living to its residents, but Arcare Balnarring has also been designed and built to be environmentally conscious and sustainable.

Creating a synergy between the aged care community and its natural environment, the Arcare Balnarring community has been specifically designed and built around existing local trees of significance to ensure minimal disruption to the local environment and wildlife.

Luxurious lounge and dining areas are a feature of the new Arcare Balnarring facility. “We procure and design a space that is not only beautiful and inviting but evokes the feeling of home,” interior designer, Lily Vaughan says.

The residence’s double-glazed windows and 99kw solar panels will minimise the community’s footprint and reduce energy consumption while the 116,000L underground water tank and stormwater filtration system will retain, filter and reuse stormwater.

Along with the 75 private suites, Arcare Balnarring houses a café, wellbeing centre with hair salon, movie theatre, worship room, library, intimate dining and lounge rooms, private dining room, underground parking for visitors and team members and two large, manicured courtyards and gardens for residents and their guests to enjoy.

Residents will also be treated to rural views pending the location of their suite.

Conveniently located on the corner of Balnarring Road and Brooksby Square, Arcare Balnarring is just a short distance away from shopping amenities and a few fantastic local wineries and restaurants.

Arcare Balnarring is now open, with tours available and applications welcome.

If you’d like to find out more or book a tour, call 1300 ARCARE or visit www.arcare.com.au/book-a-tour.

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