Uniting Aged Care recently celebrated the opening of its new Amala aged care home in Canberra.
Following their small scale 'household model' of care, the 124-bed home aims to give residents greater freedom as they live in households with 18-20 other people.
Small scale living has been a big part of Uniting's delivery of aged care since 2015, and a recent independent report of Unting's household model, conducted by the University of Technology Sydney, found that it increases residents' sense of choice and control.
The study, conducted over two years, also found that staff feel like they have more autonomy in this model, while residents feel they are able to maintain a sense of normality as well as some meaning and purpose in their day.
Uniting Director of Ageing Saviour Buhagiar joined Aged Care Insite to talk about the build, Uniting's outlook on aged care and his views on transparency and the federal budget.Do you have an idea for a story?
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