In 2014 Natasha developed Australia’s first small scale living model in Tasmania. Inspired by the significant, positive impact on the lives of residents, she developed a small scale community in Bellmere north of Brisbane. Opening in August 2017, it will consist of 17 houses and accommodate 120 individuals with dementia and complex care needs
Natasha will be presenting Revolutionising aged care – Small Scale Living
Synovum Care Bellmere is a world first in aged care and offers freedom of movement, a safe and family friendly environment and individualised care underpinned by a wellness and empowerment approach.
The design creates the right environment for our vision, ‘Your Life Your Way; as normal a life as possible’ to come to life. The community consists of 17 Small Scale Houses which are domestic style homes. The outdoors accounts for more than 50% of the design and is made up of ‘normal’ street scapes that include a town centre. Cutting edge technology enables us to balance safety and independence for our residents.
Natasha Chadwick will provide evidence that the small scale living model works as well as insights into the improvements in residents’ wellbeing, the staffing model, the financial model and the technology infrastructure that underpins this game changer in aged care.
Monday Concurrent B4: Small or Agile is the New Black 13:30-14:00