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Celebrating one year at Benetas St Paul's Terrace

4th September 2017

Leading not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas is tomorrow celebrating one year since opening the doors to its St Paul’s Terrace Aged Care Apartments in Frankston.

The apartments, which reflect the organisation’s new approach to aged care, opened in September last year and have since become a vibrant part of the local community.

Benetas Chief Executive Officer Sandra Hills OAM said the milestone provided a great opportunity for the organisation to celebrate its vision for ageing.

“Our new approach to aged care is all about creating an environment that is as home-like as possible and St Paul’s Terrace is our first custom-built example of this,” said Ms Hills.

“At St Paul’s Terrace, small groups of residents share apartments where they are supported to live the way they like.

“We have deliberately moved away from the traditional, hospital-style of care and while clinical support is available as appropriate, the focus is more on resident choice and control.”

Benetas is currently undertaking an extensive evaluation of the new approach to inform future builds in Heidelberg and Doncaster, and upgrades to existing sites.

“The feedback we have received from residents and their families about the approach at St Paul’s has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Ms Hills.

Benetas has been servicing the local Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas for over 50 years, with Benetas Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments in Mornington and the former Benetas St Paul’s Court in Frankston.

The organisation also offers the full range of support in the home and respite services in the area.

“We’re very proud to be a part of the local Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community and look forward to supporting the needs of older people in the area well into the future,” said Ms Hills.