Welcome to Prom Country Aged Care
Our philosophy at Prom Country Aged Care Inc. (PCAC) is a way of being. We are nourishing a community of individuals by creating close, continuing relationships and experiences of giving and receiving. We embrace the spontaneity and variety of life. Our community is open-hearted and has strong leadership.
Following years of hard work and commitment by our local community, our new 60-bed state-of-the-art aged care facility was completed in December 2013. Prom Country House, designed by architects Clarke Hopkins Clarke is single storey comprising three, 20-bed modules. All residents’ rooms have their own ensuites and internet and telephone ports. Each 20-bed module has its own internal courtyard with a special feature such as a pergola or fountain, and plenty of plants to be enjoyed. Special lifestyle features include the flexible recreational areas, incorporating the Cinema/Family Dining Room, Reflection/Library Room, Coffee Lounge and Bar, consulting room and hairdresser.
We are very excited to announce our new yellow wing has opened to residents in August 2018, there are 7 rooms in this wing, six are an additional 21% larger in size to the current rooms in our facility. The rooms consist of two living spaces, one has a lounge area, private dining and a sink with a small kitchenette. it is divided by a nib wall that has television facilities on both sides and cabinetry below. The other room consists of the sleeping area, with a ceiling hoist that runs from the bed area to the en-suite. Inside the en-suite is a fully tiled facility with architecturally designed light fittings. These rooms are available to the care recipient as fully furnished for no additional cost if they wish. There are five main communal areas as part of the new extension built. One space of 90.7sm has been partitioned off into two sections with a nib wall. The wall itself is tiled, and has electric fireplaces on either side. One side of the space has been designed to be a community dining area with the other as a lounge area complete with an interactive, smart television with hearing aid enhancement capabilities. The communal area at the rear of the extension can be used for group activities and events. It too will have an interactive television placed in the space and has a kitchenette and bathroom facilities. The fourth space is the centerpiece of the facility designed as a thoroughfare to the new extension. It is 23 meters in length and has a Vergola louvered system throughout the length of it. This space is fully landscaped in consultation with the care recipients, staff and Alzheimer's Australia and has built in bench space all along the courtyard. The final communal space is a smaller outdoor area facing the western border of the facility. it is an artificially grassed fully landscaped garden area, that has been designed for picnics for all care recipients and their families.
Our people at work
Prom Country Aged Care embodies the meaning of community with the wide range of people involved in running the organisation. The voluntary Board of Management is drawn from the membership which in turn represents a cross-section of the community. Our committed and hardworking staff come from all over South Gippsland as do the many volunteers that help us look after our residents on a daily basis.
Our community is open-hearted, has strong leadership and is full of close continuous relationships. Our home remains embedded within the local community creating an opportunity for welcoming the contribution of children, animals and those who wish to engage.