Archive for May 2018

Meet the Residents Living in an ‘aged care micro-town’

After four years of operation, a pilot program has convincingly shown that capital and operational costs of delivering aged care into a community of houses are comparable to traditional aged care. So since September last year the first residents have started moving into what has been dubbed an “aged care micro-town”.

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Endorsement From the Founders of De Hogeweyk, The Netherlands

Last February we had the opportunity to visit the Microtown™ at NewDirection Care Bellmere. We, Jannette Spiering and Eloy van Hal, founders of the renowned De Hogeweyk (a.k.a. Dementia Village) in The Netherlands were more than amazed at what we saw and experienced during our half-day visit. It felt more like coming home even though…

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Microtown™ Offers “New Direction” in Aged Care

An alternative aged care model with a focus on wellness, “revolutionary non-institutionalised schedules, services and lifestyle options” for Australian seniors with complex care needs, including those with younger onset dementia, was named a finalist in the recent and prestigious SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards.

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