Meath Care (Inc) opens dementia-focused centre

Meath Care (Inc) chief executive Olive Wright with The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy.
Meath Care (Inc) chief executive Olive Wright with The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy.

ARCHBISHOP of Perth Kay Goldsworthy officially opened the Meath Care (Inc) Michael Lee Centre in Como last week.

Architect Gary Batt designed the centre with a dementia-specific focus providing a layout that allows residents to maintain a connection to nature and fresh air via landscaped gardens while retaining a high level of security.

The centre, which is now open for residents, is set over two levels and divided in to eight wings, each containing its own front door, lounge and dining rooms, activity area and a private family room.

Meath Care (Inc) board members Ted Wilhelm, Andrea Mitchell, Michael Lee, Jenny Rogers and Abe Ashbil.

There are 16 bedrooms with en-suites in each wing.

The not-for-profit’s logo – the Indigenous Banksia – provided the inspiration for the interior design and decoration and a sculpture by Mark Datodi and Steve Tepper at the entrance of the residence draws inspiration from the Banksia.