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Living with dementia: New Southport facility makes residences feel at home

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Quality care: St Vincent’s Care Services’ Southport facility will open a new dedicated dementia-care building in August. 

WITH almost one in 10 Australians living with dementia and the number expected to rise as our ageing population grows, St Vincent’s Care Services is working hard to ensure its services cater for this important and growing group.

The aged-care and retirement-living provider is due to welcome 40 additional residents to its Southport facility in August, with the opening of a new dedicated dementia-care building.

St Vincent’s Care Services chief executive officer John Leahy said the new two-storey building was just one in a suite of dementia-specific units being built at the organisation’s facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. 

“It’s an unfortunate reality that dementia and other memory impairment conditions are on the increase in Australia, but we are committed to ensuring our services can cater to this growing need,” Mr Leahy said.

“Our dementia-care residences have been designed in collaboration with industry-leading experts, and provide a safe, home-like space, with 24-hour care tailored to each resident’s unique needs.

“We work with our residents and their families to tailor our services to their personal and clinical care requirements, as well as their personal interests and spiritual needs.”

The new dementia-care building at St Vincent’s Care Services Southport will integrate with the existing residential aged-care and independent-living facilities, offering a unique opportunity for couples with individual needs and abilities to live together at the one site. 

All residents can take advantage of premium on-site facilities, including the heated indoor swimming pool and spa, library and community room, and lush gardens.

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Dementia care: The state-of-the-art dementia-care residence at Southport will be ready to welcome residents from August this year.

They also enjoy the convenience of being located in the cosmopolitan hub of Southport, just minutes away from shopping and entertainment amenities.

With a dedication to making residents and community living clients feeling welcomed, valued and at ease, St Vincent’s Care Services is a leading and trusted provider of aged-care and retirement services in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

St Vincent’s Care Services has facilities in an additional six locations across south-east Queensland at Bardon, Enoggera, Gympie, Kangaroo Point, Mitchelton and Toowoomba, with a new residential-living community due to open early next year at Maroochydore.

As part of St Vincent’s Health Australia – the nation’s largest not-for-profit Catholic health and aged-care provider – St Vincent’s Care Services’ residents and clients have access to an extensive, world-class health network. 

The state-of-the-art dementia-care residence at Southport will be ready to welcome residents from August this year. 

To arrange a tour of St Vincent’s Care Services Southport or for a confidential discussion about the care needs of yourself or your loved one, call St Vincent’s Care Services on 1800 778 767.

This sponsored content has been provided by St Vincent’s Care Services, a silver sponsor of The Catholic Leader.  The content also appeared in our May 29, 2016 issue as a paid advertorial.

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