The irony of our times is that older people, who were traditionally respected for their wisdom as prophets and leaders, are now a source of anxiety for the future. We must change our mindset that ageing can be positive rather than negative. Discarding old stereotypes, we must change our institutions and policies to reflect older people's altered needs, aspirations and capacities.
Such profound evolution involves policies that challenge ageism and embrace the opportunities that an ageing population can give us by facilitating their engagement and involvement.
Every country has its issues and priorities when it comes to managing older populations. At Fleurenville, we believe that bringing together our group of experts and stakeholder partners from such diverse speciality areas means we can all learn from each other and provide a more holistic approach. It is not just about taking care of older people; it is about harnessing their capacity to contribute to what all of us in society want for the future.
If older people can remain active participants in our community, they can continue contributing to the development at Fleurenville. Engagement also helps prevent isolation and loneliness and can ensure sociological security.
Accessibility lies at the core of our Fleurenville age-friendly community, "from our buildings and accommodation options to the configurability and usability of our products and services". There will always be room for change, and our residents play a key role in facilitating and encouraging innovation in this area.
Accessibility is central to Fleurenville's Aged Care principles to ensure older people can make informed choices on how they want to live their life at an older age. The community is keen for its residents to continue to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life for as long as possible.
"We believe that highly qualified health and social caregivers want to work with high-quality employers".
Fleurenville Aged Care