Trowbridge House Site Operations Manager Jo Wagner said that the renovation, which includes the installation of a state-of-the-art nurse call system, will ‘positively impact’ residents and staff.
“Eldercare’s latest investment in enhancing our residential aged care facilities further demonstrates our commitment to delivering peace of mind to our residents and their families,” said Jo.
“A quality built environment enables the delivery of quality care.
“Many of the improvements which include room conversions, new flooring and paintwork will revitalise the look and feel of the facility and streamline the way it operates.”
Ms Wagner said the facility’s new nurse call system will feature enhanced capabilities making it easier for staff to respond to residents’ needs.
“Each resident will receive a wireless pendant which means nursing staff will be able to locate them wherever they are in the building rather than spending extra time trying to find them,” said Ms Wagner.
“Important resources such as oxygen tanks, lifters and wheelchairs will also be monitored via the new call bell system and will save staff valuable response time if dealing with an emergency situation.
“Bedside sensors will also be mounted to the ceiling instead of the floor to reduce the risk of a resident tripping over.”
The upgrade of Trowbridge House follows similar refurbishment projects across Eldercare’s residential aged care facilities.
Eldercare invested more than $6m at eight facilities across Greater Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula in the 2016 – 2017 financial year to provide more modern, and homelike, environments for residents.
Upgrades included refurbishments to resident bedrooms and shared living spaces including new carpets, curtains, paintwork and furniture.
The Trowbridge House refurbishment is due to be completed in December 2018.
Image: Eldercare Trowbridge House.