Bloom reimagines aged care

Bloom aged care facility has opened in Clyde North, Picture: SUPPLIED

Victorian aged care provider Luson has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art aged care residence Bloom in Clyde North.

The facility is backed by industry-leading standards and offers an quality services from clinical and health care, to daily living and social wellbeing.

Dedicated areas feature throughout the home including private dining serveries, library, in-house hair salon, gold class cinema, gym, outdoor entertainment areas, manicured gardens and interactive raised veggie pods.

Luson’s Bloom general manager Chipo Nyemba said it was an environment that fosters a sense of community, while supporting independent living with professional care.

“Bloom represents the growing desire for more integrated and better designed aged care homes that support the full spectrum of personal, social and practical needs of our residents and their families,“ Ms Nyemba said.

“The vision for Bloom is apparent in its culture that prioritises the needs of residents, their families, and the team to provide the highest standards and care for the greatest quality of life.

“In the event of continuous coronavirus lockdowns, residents can still feel like they’re going out.”

The facility offers the full range of care services including palliative, respite and dementia care, and has inclusive approach when it comes to its care plans.

“Our Partnering in Care plan is a consultation we do with a resident and a family member that we review every three months, which involves the resident in directing what care they need,” Ms Nyemba said.

“I’ve been working in aged care in 16 years and this is the most in-depth care plan I’ve seen.

“Everyday is so rewarding, so much thought has gone into the process.”

The facility was designed by Melbourne architecture firm CHT Architects along with SORA Interiors.

Covid-safe practices have been considered throughout the design, including integrated sanitation stations and the ability to close off separate wings of the building if required.

Set amongst the residential development by the same name, Bloom’s architecture compliments the surrounding homes, becoming a natural part of the streetscape.

The spacious private rooms with ensuites have an abundance of natural light with individually controlled hydronic heating and cooling.

The spaces have been designed to facilitate social engagement and interaction, while also having the ability for individual privacy or time with family.

Bloom is now open, for more information visit