Our ‘household’ model of care gives the 146 residents choice and control, ensuring that they are motivated and encouraged to retain as many of their previous lifestyle activities as possible, and to continue to live according to their own timetable. A move to Napier Street South Melbourne can simply be regarded as a change of address to a welcoming home-like environment.
The superbly designed, thoughtfully detailed state-of-the-art facility is blessed with marvellous views of Melbourne and tranquil garden surroundings imaginatively spread over four levels up to the roof terrace.
There are generous bedrooms each with built-in desks and wardrobes and a private ensuite bathroom.
Each household has a separate dining room, lounges, sitting areas and recreation spaces. A large modern kitchen forms the heart of each household where residents can make themselves a cup of tea and sit on a stool for a chat with whoever is working in the kitchen. There are many spaces where residents are able to join in the art and craft or iPad classes, the current affairs discussion group, the reading group or any of the many other activities taking place.
There’s also a library, hairdresser, theatre room and art room. There are larger rooms available to book for family gatherings, birthdays or anniversaries.
In addition to South Melbourne’s shops, parks, churches, markets and transport within a couple of blocks, there are many amenities on site or in the adjacent heritage building in Napier Street, including the Lionshare café.