Rather than institutional living, Korongee provides a small house model and a tailored matching process which will lead to increased social engagement opportunities and enhanced wellbeing for residents. In collaboration with the University of Tasmania, Glenview has developed a questionnaire which will guide this matching process.
The questionnaire results match you to the most appropriate household that is most reminiscent of what you value most.
Life at Korongee mirrors the community surrounding it, with each house being situated in one of four quiet cul-de-sacs which make up the village, looking just like a typical Tasmanian streetscape.
The unique design of Korongee, and the way its residents are cared for, is centred on evidence that suggests small house living as well as connections with recognisable sights and natural spaces, can have a huge impact on overall happiness, health and wellbeing.
Because of this, the landscape of Korongee reflects dementia design principles, providing residents with multiple visual cues to help them easily find their way around the gardens and village grounds.
Keen to have a look around Korongee Village?
With our virtual tour, you can experience the village vibe, which includes the Korongee Café, our wellness centre, extensive gardens and general store.
All of these design elements add to the Korongee village experience, which promotes independence and authentic connections for the people living there.
Korongee’s unique village environment ensures that there are always lots of things going on within each household, as well as across the grounds.
Throughout the village, you will find opportunities for interaction and activity, utilising a social approach which creates incentives to empower residents to remain active in daily life.
This may include joining one of our many clubs, including our gardening club or looking after the Korongee chickens or trying your hand at creating a piece of art with our art club.
Each home has its own feel and unique design, reflecting different ways of life for the people who live there.
Individuals living at Korongee are encouraged to bring mementos from home as part of creating familiar spaces and supporting the care model. A memory box is located outside each bedroom, containing items familiar to the resident to assist in way finding.
Our team of highly-skilled lifestyle companions and nurses provide 24-hour support.
Our lifestyle companions encourage and support you to participate in daily household tasks. This aims to enhance meaning to your day and helps to maintain your skills and independence.
The village was officially opened on 14 July 2020.
We are now seeking applications to live at Korongee. The process is the same as it is to apply to live at any aged care facility.
The steps to follow are:
You will need the following documents for accessing Korongee
Please get in touch with Glenview once you are ready or if you have any questions about the application process.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to fill in a lifestyle profile to determine which house is most suitable for you.
The questionnaire results match you with a home that is most reminiscent of your lifestyle, as well as what you value most.
Sharing a home with people from a similar background means you can enjoy the company of like-minded people whose values you share.
We want to make sure that everyone has access to the quality dementia care provided at Korongee, regardless of capacity to pay. Regardless of the maximum pricing that we are required to publish, we encourage you to come and talk with us about accommodation pricing and the options that are available to you.
There are 12 houses at Korongee, with each containing eight private bedrooms for residents. Each house has its own living and dining area, as well as a kitchen for preparing and serving meals. Every bedroom has its own ensuite.
A private bedroom with ensuite is $550,000.
This can be paid as:
To enhance the experience of our residents and cater to individual preferences, additional services are provided. These include in-room smart TV’s, Netflix and additional menu choices. An additional service package fee of $29.00 per day is applied to all residents.
In some circumstances, the government may be able to assist with some of these fees.
We are currently finalising our activities programming but we intend on offering clubs such as a garden club, art club, as well as movie screenings, bingo and other regular activities which will be part of the additional service packages on offer.
Yes, you can. We can give you advice on the next steps to take.
We are now seeking applications to live at Korongee.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to fill in a lifestyle profile questionnaire to determine which house is most suitable for you.
We want to make sure that everyone has access to the quality dementia care provided at Korongee, regardless of capacity to pay.
Korongee is for those living with cognitive impairment and dementia – suitability will be discussed with you upon application.
We encourage you to come and talk to us about accommodation pricing and the options that are available to you.
Completed forms can be posted to:
Glenview Community Services
2-10 Windsor Street
Glenorchy, Tasmania 7010
Or emailed to: [email protected]
This form needs to be submitted to Centrelink or DVA, who will provide you with a letter once the assessment has been completed. You will then need to supply a copy of this letter to Glenview.
For further information on Korongee, please contact us:
P (03) 6145 6600
264A Main Road, Derwent Park, Tasmania