Singapore, 17 January 2018 – Orange Valley Nursing Homes Pte Ltd (OV) has opened its sixth nursing home at Balestier on 2 January 2018.
Located at 363 Balestier Road, the five-storey Orange Valley Care Centre (OVCC) offers 116 beds with two beds for quarantine and isolation purposes. Besides open wards, there are two deluxe suites consisting of an inpatient room with dedicated family space and rest area. There are also single, 2-bedded and 4-bedded rooms to suit various budgets and meet the needs of the residents and their caregivers.
Unlike the other OV nursing homes, OVCC provides residents with rehabilitation services for both in-patient and out-patient cases. Its team of nursing staff and therapists is trained to manage common conditions after hospital-stay and post-surgery (Please see attached factsheet). These conditions often require longer periods of convalescence for good recovery and better function.
The Care team will work with referring doctors, families, caregivers and community partners to provide customised care for its residents.
It also offers short-term stay, respite, as well as step down care options during the period when the caregiver or family members are not available or when round-the-clock supervision and medical care are required. The suite of resident care services include fall prevention and management, pain and wound management and advanced care planning, among others.
OVCC also houses OV’s centralised in-house pharmacy which distributes medication to all OV nursing homes. The pharmacy was previously situated at the nursing home in Clementi.
Other amenities at OVCC include a dedicated physiotherapy room and multi-purpose hall at Level 2 and lounges at Levels 3, 4 and 5 to facilitate interaction between residents and family members.
OVCC is designed with the safety and convenience of its residents and the general public in mind. It is equipped with elderly-friendly features and amenities such as broad corridors, lifts, ramps and signages in large fonts and braille for the visually-impaired.
All indoor common area lightings in OVCC are energy-efficient LED models. There are also measures in place to conserve water usage such as dual-flush systems for toilets.
In November 2017, OV attained the Singapore Quality Class with People (People Developer) and Service (Singapore Service Class) standards for Business Excellence. This certification validates OV’s commitment and achievement of sustainable business performance and robust management systems and processes.
With the addition of OVCC at Balestier, this brings the number of beds in OV’s six nursing homes to more than 1000 beds, making it Singapore’s leading privately-owned nursing home provider. OV also provides ancillary services like meal and catering services, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, and supplying medical, nursing and healthcare equipment and consumables.
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) acquired OV in April 2017 as part of the media and property group’s foray into the aged care business.
Ms Lyn Edel Yip, Deputy CEO, Orange Valley Nursing Homes Pte Ltd, said: “The Orange Valley Care Centre at Balestier being located in the central region is well-positioned to work closely with the neighbouring healthcare providers such as restructured & private hospitals as well as general practitioners to provide seamless quality care for patients with diverse medical needs and conditions.”
For more information on OVCC, visit www.orangevalley.sg.
1) OVCC factsheet
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About Orange Valley Nursing Homes
Orange Valley Nursing Homes Pte Ltd (OVNH) is currently the largest nursing home operator in Singapore with 6 homes and more than 1,000 beds. OVNH is the nursing home arm of Invest Healthcare Pte Ltd, a leading Singapore eldercare service provider which also offers other eldercare services such as home care, senior activity centres, ambulance service, and provision of dietetic meals and sale of eldercare products.
Our nursing homes provide for all levels of specialised care, including long-term care, short-term and respite care, day care and speciality care, dementia and psychiatric care, geriatric care and rehabilitation care. We also cater to seniors with specific physical or psychological needs e.g. Alzheimer, Parkinson, Dementia, and physical rehabilitation.
In addition, our nursing homes are designed for the comfort and wellbeing of the residents. In our three purpose-built facilities in Clementi, Simei and Marsiling, we have dining halls on each floor, communal lounges, multi-purpose halls, Koi ponds, and rooftop gardens to create a homelike environment. In addition, our six facilities are strategically located around Singapore to provide family easy access to their loved one.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall.
SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It built an upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road, and is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh Road. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore’s largest private nursing home operator.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg