Singapore, 21 September 2019 - Orange Valley Nursing Homes officially reopened its Changi branch after a year-long renovation with an open house carnival on 21 September. The event was graced by Senior Minister of State for Defence & Foreign Affairs and Mayor of South East District, Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman.
The renovated Changi Care Village sports an enhanced environment aimed at improving residents' overall well-being. A unique feature of the centre is the vast outdoor green space which is conducive for rehabilitation and therapeutic activities as well as social interactions among residents and their visitors.
Creative landscaping was done to further enhance the environment. A healing garden with luscious greenery, flowers, fruit plants and homegrown vegetation provides an opportunity for residents to participate in horticultural activities, which promote sensory and cognitive stimulation. The garden houses residential pets, which are known to have beneficial effects on the elderly residents. The restorative effects of nature and greenery help to support overall mental health and well-being, improve moods and cognitive function, as well as reduce the chances of depression. To encourage residents to engage in meaningful social activities, a rustic patio area that blends in with the surroundings was also created.
Chief Executive Officer of Orange Valley Nursing Homes, Lyn Edel Yip said: “The green spaces bring a myriad of health benefits for our residents and improve mental, emotional and physical well-being. We hope to be able to provide a communal space where our residents will feel safe, happy and a sense of belonging in their golden years."
She added: "Residents get to go out into the garden for morning walks, get involved in feeding our residential birds and rabbits, and participate in gardening activities. Horticultural therapy has been noted to promote social functioning and self-esteem, and this is especially so in patients with conditions such as dementia. Our seniors now have close access to a space where they can relax and enjoy nature.”
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Photo 1 – Changi Care Village housed in conserved colonial buildings built in the 1930s.
Photo 2 – Outdoor rehabilitation with elderly residents conducted by in-house therapist.
Photo 3 – Large patio areas for meaningful social interactions with family members.
Photo 4 – Well-ventilated multi-bedded wards that provide a sweeping view of the serene environment.
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About Orange Valley Nursing Homes
Orange Valley Nursing Homes Pte Ltd (OVNH) is one of Singapore’s leading eldercare service providers. With 5 nursing homes island wide and more than 900 beds, OVNH is dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare. Orange Valley Nursing Homes (OVNH), the nursing home arm of Invest Healthcare Pte Ltd, a leading Singapore eldercare service provider which also offers a comprehensive range of care services such as home care, day care, rehabilitation, senior activity centers, provision of dietetic meals and sale of eldercare products.
Our nursing homes provide for all levels of specialised care and possesses highly differentiated care capabilities as one of only a limited number of operators able to provide long-term care for high acuity (e.g renal peritoneal dialysis) patients in Singapore. We also cater to seniors with specific physical or psychological needs e.g. Alzheimer, Parkinson, Dementia, and rehabilitation.
For more information, please visit www.orangevalley.sg
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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 approximately 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, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing a new commercial cum residential site, The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It also owns a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.
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