Clear Mountain Cottage at Anam Cara – for residents with a diagnosis of dementia
Clear Mountain cottage at Anam Cara has been developed with a foundation built on the Eden Alternative philosophy, providing a more intimate household model, where residents lead, guide and are fully involved in all areas of their life. In particular, the cottage has been developed to provide holistic support to residents who have a diagnosis of dementia and who are still able to be involved in daily life activities.
The home consists of eight bedrooms all with ensuites, a kitchen, dining area, living area, and a private garden with plots for growing vegetables and fruit. A selective colour scheme enables residents to recognise their own rooms, plus other communal areas of the home, while there are no ‘dead ends’ in the home, which helps to orientate residents and allow them to move freely and safely. The building includes state-of-the-art technology such as a nurse call system, Wi-Fi, and live streaming and assistive technologies. Pets will also be able to live alongside residents.
Eden in the everyday
Living at Clear Mountain Cottage is based on the Eden Alternative philosophy of care, with dedicated household companions building positive relationships with residents so the residents have comfort and familiarity. A calendar of activities and events enhances the lifestyle of residents, promoting a sense of fun, joy, meaning and spontaneity, while residents maintain autonomy over their daily life.
An on-site cafe at Anam Cara provides the perfect place to residents to enjoy barista-made coffee and sweet and savoury treats with family and friends, while nearby, local restaurants, shopping centres, cinemas, and a swimming pool provide residents with a variety of opportunities to connect, engage, and build and maintain relationships with the local community.
Allied health care
Residents of Clear Mountain Cottage will have access to Wesley Mission Queensland’s own specialised residential aged care allied health professionals, providing a streamlined approach to care.
This means convenient and timely access to services such as:
- ·occupational therapy, and
- speech pathology
Anam Cara also has a nurse practitioner and wound specialist on site.
To find out more about Clear Mountain Cottage, contact our friendly team on 1800 448 448.