Welcoming New Residents
Stephanie Buckland, Chief Executive Officer
Amana Living was established by the Anglican Diocese of Perth in 1962 so older people could remain living in their community. This ethos continues today. In May, we opened our latest residential care centre as part of the next generation of aged care accommodation offered by Amana Living.
The Lake House at the Kinross Care Community is a 96-bed multi storey building located minutes from Burns Beach. The $32 million facility provides a supportive home for older people living with dementia or other high care needs, and the on-site day club offers respite to carers of people living with dementia in the community.
Every effort has been made to create a space that nurtures residents’ physical and emotional needs. The Lake House has been designed with small clusters of bedrooms and living areas surrounding a "green spine" that runs through the building. These spaces, consisting of internal and external courtyards as well as winter gardens, provide residents with natural light, fresh air, and a feeling of serenity.
The architectural layout encourages social interaction, gentle exercise, and connection to the surrounding environment. While the interior design uses carefully selected colours, objects, and artworks to assist residents in navigating the building, fostering independence and a sense of belonging.
The spiritual needs of residents will be cared for by the Amana Living chaplaincy team who visit residents regularly, as well as provide weekly church services. The quiet rooms also offer an opportunity for prayer and contemplation.
Moving home can be stressful for anyone, but it can be particularly unsettling when you’re older, so we were delighted to receive this feedback from a family member of one of our residents:
Thank you so much for the beautiful experience we had settling Mum into her lovely new home in The Lake House.
Our day was touching and special. The staff were all so welcoming and caring. It was lovely to walk into Mum's beautiful room, decorated with flowers and Mum’s individually chosen gift, placed on her bed. We love the Memory Box to hold items with special personal significance to Mum.
Mum was so happy. She shared her gratitude, appreciation and joy with her wonderful Kinross family.
We will open The Lake House to new residents from July.
You can pre-register your interest by visiting www.amanaliving.com.au/kinross or calling our customer service team on 1300 26 26 26.