NewDirection Care - Introducing the world’s first residential aged care Microtown Community.
Winner of Innovation of the Year - Care Model 2018, Facility of the Year 2017 and Best Silver Architecture 2016, NewDirection Care is an inclusive community that doesn't segregate people by physical or cognitive diagnosis. Instead, residents with a range of care needs including dementia share a 7-bedroom home together based on similar values and lifestyle preferences.
Perfectly located between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, NewDirection Care is a $35 million Microtown "where the freedom of home follows you". NewDirection Care has 17 individually styled home located on six streets over 2 hectares, is home to 120 residents and is open to everyone with an ACAT Assessment, including those supported by the Government.
Why we are different?
We encourage our residents to enjoy a good life by offering an entirely different kind of residential and nursing care. NewDirection Care is a place where residents can enjoy fulfilling and happy lives beyond diagnosis; socialising, staying active, pursuing hobbies and continuing to play an active role in the community. Instead of building large non-descript institutional buildings filled with dozens of patients we have created a Microtown of 17 domestic-style homes that each house seven residents who live together. Did you know we have double and queen beds? And, yes couples live here together.
Enjoy your own town square
NewDirection Care looks exactly like any other Australian suburban community. This includes a town centre or shopping precinct with a cinema, corner store, café, beauty salon, barber, GP, dentist, and a wellness centre (including spa) for residents, families, team members and the general public. Meanwhile, our community garden, tended by residents and the onsite gardener, provides seasonal produce for residents to use in the everyday meals. Pets are welcome which currently includes some chooks, dogs and a bird.
We focus on the individual
At NewDirection Care we understand that at this stage in life it’s often the little things that matter. It’s our job to make sure we understand what that means for you.
Dedicated award-winning multi-skilled House Companions provide 24/7 support ranging from: menu planning to, cooking, cleaning, laundry, dairy management, medication administration and personal care. They also provide a shoulder to cry on and join you around the dining room table at meal times just like in any family.
Registered Nurses are also available 24/7, and there is an onsite clinic where you can also be reviewed by other professionals such as Doctors, a Dentist, Podiatrist and Massage Therapist.
With our Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Lifestyle Team and a Dementia Support Specialists we also understand that no matter how complex your care needs, additional support to help you maintain a normal life, health and wellness is never too far away.
Types of care:
- residential aged care
- respite care
- dementia care including younger onset dementia.
- palliative care and end of life
- all inclusive Government support.
Nursing home features
Types of care
- Residential aged care
Additional details: Resident's pets welcome following assessment