Construction begins on Mirinjani Nursing Home

Thumper 25 March 2008 3

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope today officiated at a ceremony marking the commencement of construction of an additional 64 aged-care beds at the Mirinjani Nursing Home. The new beds will serve both low and high care residents with dementia.

A wise investment in our elderly and a move that I wholly applaud.

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3 Responses to Construction begins on Mirinjani Nursing Home
GnT GnT 9:52 am 27 Mar 08

I also like the idea of high and low care together. For a while my grandmother was in low care but my grandfather needed high care. They were in the same facility and could see each other and even share meals every day.

LG LG 8:50 am 26 Mar 08

The more the better!

shauno – I like that idea!

shauno shauno 1:30 am 26 Mar 08

This is good news. I don’t think many people realise the desperate situation we have with aged care in Australia. Its only when you have to deal with these issues your self you find out. Its not just the facilities and beds but also the staffing. There is a shortage of staff for these places especially skilled staff in dementia places.

One thing I did find that was good was locating the high care facilities in amongst the low car and normal retirement homes. Because it allows some of the jobs to be taken up by retires in a volunteer role. Not talking about direct care roles but some of the front desk duties etc. I think that should be expanded and a lot of the retires are happy to do this.

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