Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery is delighted to announce their donation to the Villa Cathay Rejuvenation project. The winery will be donating $30,000 to the development of a 224-bed complex care home. We look forward to watching the progress of the development and eventual benefits to our seniors in the community.
About the development:
Seniors today live longer, often well into their 80s and 90s, resulting in care needs that are more diverse and much more complex. As a simple example, in 1978, only eight Villa Cathay residents required the use of a wheelchair to address mobility issues. In contrast, four decades later, close to 95% of residents rely on wheelchairs as well as more comprehensive transfer systems. The existing failing infrastructure was unable to accommodate these modern transfer systems nor could it utilize other technological advances in health care necessary for today’s ageing population. A modern, updated and expanded facility is required to address the evolving needs of seniors today and in the years to come.
In order to provide high-quality service to current and future residents and reduce wait times for Chinese seniors in need of culturally focused long-term care, Villa Cathay Care Home embarked on a $72.9 million Rejuvenation Project to build a 224-bed complex care facility on its existing site. Phase 1 of the project opened in November 2019: a new 10-storey tower housing 127 rooms and supplementary service areas. The adjoining three-storey pavilion, housing an additional 97 beds, is due to be completed by the end of 2021.
The new Villa Cathay design focuses on improving residents’ quality of life and creating a sense of home while enhancing the residents’ positive well-being, sense of autonomy, and dignity. Included in the new Villa Cathay Care Home is a special dementia unit, a seniors wellness centre, a hair salon, dental clinic, exercise facilities, a wheelchair-accessible courtyard, a gift shop and an auditorium.
Those looking to make a donation to the Villa Cathay Rejuventation Project can do so via the link below.