Korongee

Advancing dementia care

Welcome to Korongee

A village for people living with dementia

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.

As within a typical Tasmanian community, Korongee Village hosts multiple services and facilities.

All of these design elements add to the Korongee village experience, which promotes independence and authentic connections for the people living there.

Village Life

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.

 

Click HERE to download the Korongee brochure.

 

FAQs

We will be seeking applications from May 2020, and 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.

The planned opening of the village is currently slated to take place at the end of July 2020.

We will be seeking applications from May 2020 and 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.

Lifestyle profile

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 require 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 up meals.

Every bedroom has its own ensuite.

Room prices are:

All rooms are large in size and are $500,000.

There are also extra-large rooms available for $550,000.

This can be paid as a lump sum, which is the Residential Accommodation Deposit (RAD), a rental-style daily accommodation fee (DAP), or a combination of both.

If you choose to pay an amount as a lump sum, any unused money is refundable upon leaving Korongee.

The amount that you may be asked to pay is negotiable, based on your financial position, i.e. income and assets. In some circumstances, the government may be able to assist with all or 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.

How to Apply

We will be seeking applications from May 2020, and 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 so 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.

Click HERE to download the Korongee application for accommodation form

Completed forms can be posted to:
Glenview Community Services
2-10 Windsor Street
Glenorchy, Tasmania 7010

Or emailed to: [email protected]

You will also need these documents:

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.

Contact Us

For further information on Korongee, please contact us:
P (03) 6145 6600

E [email protected]