The Mirror News
Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent cut the ribbon at the official opening of Prom Country Aged Care’s Extension, Friday 23rd November 2018. The extra seven rooms, spacious outdoor space and new office facilities have been praised by residents and employees alike. Mr Broadbent was just as effusive, telling his audience that the building constructed in partnerships with architects Clarke Hopkins Clarke, Project Managers Connect PM, builders Considine and Johnston and a dedicated PCAC building sub-committee – was “a piece of artwork everyone can enjoy”. “Quite often lay people like me see these creations as just a building. When you know there’s been a building subcommittee and it’s been through the whole process with the builder’s, it goes from being a building to a piece of artwork everyone can enjoy,” he said.
“You stand here with the visage I have at the moment, and you see the colours and the furniture and the floor and the carpet and all the work they’ve done. They’ve created an atmosphere through the fire and the grey on the wall. “You know you’re in the country, because these are all country colours. There’s nothing that’s smashing you in the face to make a point here. It’s just a comfortable place to be in. I want to recognise the builders and the architects and the subcommittee for creating something that is a work of art. Not just a building.” Mr Broadbent said he had spoken to residents who said the PCAC staff were “absolutely magnificent and they thank them every day.” The statement drew applause .
I think the greatest honour I can give to you and you to me, is the honour of being here today. I appreciate that,” he said. “We may provide the best buildings in the world for this generation of Australian’s, but we also provide the most magnificent staff in the world to look after our older people. I’m really thankful for that.”
The Andrew Kerr Care Centre in Mornington honours its namesake with a new sign to commemorate the efforts of Sergeant Andrew Kerr. CEO Angelia Dixon speaks of how the not for profit centre aims to care for the ‘safety and dignity’ of its residents, just as Sgt. Andrew Kerr did for his subordinates.
The 2018-19 ACAR is now open, giving aged care providers the chance to apply for Government-funded aged care facilities and financial aid. The process welcomes developments and change in the aged care industry, with a chance ‘to apply for 13,500 residential care places, 775 Short-term restorative care places, and up to $60 million in capital grants’ across rural, regional and remote areas. (more…)
We are excited to announce that Stage 1 of Andrew Kerr RACF in Mornington is now complete. This part of the project consisted of the addition of 60 new beds to the existing RACF on the Tanti Avenue Site. Residents can now experience a more contemporary style of living in a vivacious and interconnected environment with its signature seaside views.