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Bonaira Residential Aged Care Home
Your Coastal Haven
Blue Haven Bonaira is a beautifully appointed, brand-new aged care home located just moments away from Kendall’s beach in the scenic coastal town of Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales. With its 134 beds across eight purpose-built care houses set amongst beautifully landscaped grounds, it sets a new benchmark for comfort and quality.
OUR POINT OF DIFFERENCE
A New Blueprint for Care
Our new Bonaira Residential Aged Care Home is 8 homes in one, including 2 dedicated dementia homes. We call our model of care, ‘The Haven Model’, which focuses is person-centred care. Our highly trained care staff treat our residents with dignity and respect.
THE SUITE LIFE
Balcony Double Suites
Extra large air-conditioned rooms (31m2) that include quality king single electric adjustable beds, elegant styling and feature wallpaper, built in storage and a wall-mounted 48-inch flat screen TV. Sliding doors lead out to a large (21m2) balcony with two chairs and table.SUITE PRICING HOME BROCHURE FLOOR PLANS
Balcony Single Suites
Large air-conditioned single rooms (28m2) that include quality king single electric adjustable beds, superior soft furnishings including carpet, feature wall, built in storage and a wall-mounted 48-inch flat screen TV. Sliding doors lead out to a large (21m2) balcony with two chairs and table.SUITE PRICING HOME BROCHURE FLOOR PLANS
Air-conditioned rooms (24m2) that include quality king single electric adjustable beds, superior soft furnishings, elegant styling with feature wallpaper, built in storage and shelving and a wall-mounted 48-inch flat screen TV. An extra chair, table and lamp is included in single rooms.SUITE PRICING HOME BROCHURE FLOOR PLANS
Air-conditioned rooms (24m2) that include quality king single electric adjustable beds, interior designer appointed furnishings such as armchair, bedside cabinet and window coverings, timber-look plank floors, built in storage and shelving and a wall-mounted 42-inch flat screen TV.SUITE PRICING HOME BROCHURE FLOOR PLANS
Premium Kitchenette Suites
Air-conditioned rooms (24m2) that include quality king single electric adjustable beds, interior designer appointed furnishings, timber-look plank floors, built in storage and a wall-mounted 42-inch flat screen TV. You also have a built in kitchenette with sink and small fridge.SUITE PRICING HOME BROCHURE FLOOR PLANS
AMENITIES & FEATURES
Explore the Home’s Features
Each of the eight households in the Home are named after flora and fauna, with all but one being local to the area. The home names are: Cedar, Palm, Flame Tree, Wattle, Lilly Pilly, Figtree, Ironbark and Banksia.
Rooms are based on these household names, for example: Lilly Pilly room 6.
Each household has its own lounge, kitchen servery, dining room and balconies. In addition, there are communal areas such as the family room, chapel, wellness centre, clinic and indoor garden.
Beautifully appointed locked glass memory boxes are located just outside each residents’ room. Residents can place personal and sentimental memorabilia in the box as a reminder of which door is theirs to enter.
The memory boxes are designed to help make each resident feel comfortable in their new surroundings. They are the result of a collaborative project with the University of Wollongong, Blue Haven, our local community, people with dementia and their carers.
The Residential Aged Care Home has open plan dining and lounge areas that have a sense of connection and flow between the spaces.
The Home has been specifically designed to make each resident feel like they are in their own home rather than in a clinical environment.
Our Residential Aged Care Homes have open plan dining and lounge areas that provide a sense of connection and flow between the spaces.
All servery areas have back of house lifts for trolley service to avoid food trolleys being wheeled through resident lounge rooms or dining rooms.
Fresh dietician-approved meals are prepared daily in our onsite central kitchen. Meals are then brought to each individual household’s own kitchen for serving residents. The kitchen servery includes bench, fridge, oven and cooktop.
Each household includes shared balconies with quality furnishings – designed to enjoy the ocean or mountain views.
This communal room is located on the first floor and designated for residents, family and visitors providing extra privacy. This room is also fitted out to provide a private breast-feeding room available for staff and visitors.
A Chapel is situated on the ground floor and fitted with audio-visual technology, a lectern and chairs. The Chapel is non-denominational and welcomes all faiths. The Chapel is a space for any resident, and their family and visitors, to enter at any time to reflect, pray, meditate and enjoy stillness and quiet time.
Resident health is the number one priority, which is why Bonaira includes its own wellness centre, fitted out with gym equipment including treadmill and weights.
Blue Haven’s Recreational Team offer a range of activities in the Wellness Centre. An activities schedule is available outside the Wellness Centre and on the public plasma TV screens located throughout each of the 8 homes and the Aged Care Home main foyer.
There’s no need to travel into town, with a wheelchair accessible hairdressing salon conveniently located on the ground floor – equipped with two basins and three hair cutting stations. There is also nail technician available – right at your fingertips!
A simple journey to our ground floor clinic means there’s no need to seek client transport to doctor or other medical appointments.
The clinic consultation room is located next door to the hair salon near the main entrance to our Aged Care Home.
Blue Haven service providers such as General Practitioners, our resident Speech Therapist, our resident Nutritionist, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists visit the consultation room to provide professional clinical and medical care to individual residents.
Residents can also request consults within their private rooms.
The indoor atrium garden is in the heart of the Home. Surrounded by glass walls extending from the ground to top floors, the indoor garden is a well-appointed feature that provides a sense of calm.
Designed with community in mind, Blue Haven Bonaira features a range of community spaces at the heart of the village.
Admire sweeping ocean and mountain views from the panoramic communal rooftop, catch up with friends over a coffee at Barroul House Cafe or take advantage of a range of activities at the Community Hall.
The Community Hall can be booked as a public space or enjoyed as a quiet place to sit and ponder outside of times when Blue Haven Community Services social groups are playing the piano, board games or other activities as part of their Home Care Packages support.
But wait, there’s more
Staying connected is a big priority at any age, and we offer high-speed Wi-Fi across the entire Home for all our residents and visitors to use.
Meals are prepared fresh onsite daily – designed by chefs and dieticians to ensure maximum variety. Residents are given two choices at each of the three sittings, plus morning and afternoon tea. Furthermore, snacks, tea & coffee at all times and wine can be served with lunch and dinner.
We can cater to family functions, with special dining arrangements including multicultural menus available to our residents.
YOUR FIRST STEP
Becoming a Bonaira Resident
Before you can start calling Bonaira home, you will need approval via the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Following your assessment, ACAT will complete a personalised Aged Care Client Record (ACCR), which if eligible will provide admission ASAP.
To arrange an ACAT assessment, please contact the Access & Referral Centre on 1300 792 755 or visit the Government’s My Aged Care site. Remember to tell your contact that you want to go with Blue Haven as your provider of choice.
YOUR NEXT STEP
If you’re ready to apply for residency, we’d love to hear from you! Simply follow the application process or call us to discuss your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I want to see Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home, do I need to make an appointment? keyboard_arrow_up
Yes, we recommend that all prospective residents make an appointment to view the Aged Care Home by phoning (02) 4203 4055 and ask to speak to our Admissions Officer prior to admission.
What are the staffing levels? keyboard_arrow_up
Blue Haven has a Registered Nurse and Care Support staff on duty 24/7.
Do I need to launder my own clothes? keyboard_arrow_up
No, Blue Haven has domestic staff who attends to all laundry requirements.
What are the visiting hours? keyboard_arrow_up
Blue Haven welcome family and friends to visit anytime, we don’t have designated visiting hours.
Can I go out with my family? keyboard_arrow_up
We encourage the family and friends of Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home residents to continue going for outings together, providing it is safe to do so.
Does Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home have regular activities? keyboard_arrow_up
We employ a qualified Recreational Activities Officer 6 days a week, and activities are planned to suit the interests of our residents. We have a range of local guests who provide entertainment, and weekly bus trips are scheduled along with additional trips for certain events.
What is the first step in becoming a resident at Blue Haven? keyboard_arrow_up
Approval is required for access to residential aged care from the government organisation called ‘My Aged Care’ before you can secure a place at Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home.
My Aged Care determines a person’s eligibility for aged care services. To arrange an assessment, you will need to register at www.myagedcare.com.au or, please contact the Access and Referral Centre on 1800 200 422.
How do I know if there is space available at Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home? keyboard_arrow_up
Please contact Blue Haven to discuss current vacancies and waiting lists on (02) 4203 4055.
How do I apply for a room at Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home? keyboard_arrow_up
Complete the Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home Application form and post or email:
Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home
PO Box 75
KIAMA NSW 2533
Alternatively, you can contact the Illawarra Placement Officer on (02) 4223 0730 and indicate your preference for admission to Blue Haven Residential Aged Care Home.