Opened 28th January 2016, Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, FACs District Director, Sue West and Kempsey Shire Mayor, Liz Campbell, officiated the ceremony our Ageing in Place – Independent Living house is a facility unique to our Valley.
Macleay Options Inc., identified in 2009 the need for the development of a specialist accommodation model of support to people with an intellectual disability who are ageing that will allow them to age in a suitable environment amongst friends and co-workers.
The residence has the provision to accommodate six permanent residents and 1 short-term (respite) resident. The residence has been configured to provide each resident with their own bedroom and living room, an individual bathroom and Kitchenette, in addition there is a communal kitchen, dining, and lounge room.
Disability support will be provided for 24 hour supervision of residents as required, supervision requirements will be augmented through the use of assistive technologies to enable the safety and security of residents whilst maximising their independence and reducing the number of on-staff staff required.
Funding was secured through NSW Government – Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care, to construct the independent living house and adjourning six villas presently under construction.
Through this integrated facility, we are investing in the future of our service users and maintaining the rich environment we are lucky to enjoy in the Macleay Valley, at the same time providing integration into the community for people with an intellectual disability.
Enquiries available through our residential services phone 1800 462 253