The Eden Alternative philosophy
Rangiura’s aim is to combat loneliness, helplessness and boredom experienced by its residents through using the Eden Alternative.
An Elder-centred community creates a habitat where life revolves around continual and close contact with plants, animals and children.
Rangiura manager Ellie Davies said this is exactly the model of care that the new facility is based on.
She said the new design ensures residents have the opportunity to take part in meaningful activities that empower the human spirit.
Bigger and brighter living spaces, smaller groupings of residents, the building of strong community relationships all contribute to the Residents receiving the love attention and contact they need. Even the landscaping and gardens have been specially designed to complement the newly created areas. There is a discovery area for young and old adjacent to the café as well as areas for the Residents to grow their own plants and vegetables.