There’s a stunning new kid on the aged care block, and it is setting the standard for others to follow.
Informed by the royal commission’s findings and concerns, and mindful of the many and varying effects of COVID, along with the changing demands of families and residents, Victoria’s new state-of-the-art aged care residence, Bloom, in Clyde North, represents the growing need for more holistic and better designed aged care homes that support the full spectrum of personal, social and practical needs of residents and their families.
Aged care provider Luson’s boutique facility, nestled 50kms south-east of Melbourne’s central business district, is backed by industry-leading standards and offers an unrivalled quality in care services from clinical and health care to daily living and social wellbeing in a generous and homely environment.
Chipo Nyemba, general manager of Luson’s Bloom, said her company has created an environment that fosters a sense of community, while supporting independent living with professional care.
“Bloom represents the growing desire for more integrated and better designed aged care homes that support the full spectrum of personal, social and practical needs of our residents and their families,” she said.
“The vision for Bloom is apparent in its culture that prioritises the needs of residents, their families, and the team to provide the highest standards and care for the greatest quality of life”.
Bloom has incorporated a community feel much like a little shopping strip, whilst also using feature joinery screens throughout the home to provide pockets of private and peaceful settings.
COVID-safe practices have also been considered throughout the design, including integrated sanitation stations and the ability to close off separate wings of the building if required.
Designed by Melbourne architecture firm CHT Architects, along with SORA Interiors, Bloom’s level of architectural excellence is a rarity among aged care homes.
The contemporary design de-institutionalises the space to create a homely and welcoming environment.
Set amongst the residential development by the same name, Bloom’s architecture compliments the surrounding homes, becoming a natural part of the streetscape.
The design features pitched roofs, double storey glass front and standing seam cladding, a gentle nod to the rural context of the site.
The variety of modern living and lifestyle facilities more commonly relate to those at a boutique luxury hotel.
The spacious private rooms with ensuites have an abundance of natural light with individually controlled hydronic heating and cooling.
Dedicated areas feature throughout the home including private dining serveries, library, inhouse hair salon, gold class cinema, gym, outdoor entertainment areas, manicured gardens and interactive raised veggie pods.
The spaces have been designed to facilitate social engagement and interaction, while also having the ability for individual privacy or time with family.
Offering the full range of care services including palliative, respite and dementia care, residents can depend on tailored services to cater for their every need.
Luson is exclusively a boutique residential care provider that focuses on being the best in class rather than the biggest to ensure the highest of standards for its residents.
Bloom is now open, for more information visit click here.