East meets west at
Case study: services and infrastructure
As the effects of population ageing in Asia begin to strain traditional family-based care, Jeta Care is taking Australian aged care know-how to the Asian aged care market.
With a model of care that sets out to combine Asian cultural values with proven clinical standards and quality accommodation, the company now has two aged care facilities in operation or late development: Jeta Gardens in Brisbane and Jeta Care, Kulai Johor, Malaysia.
Jeta Gardens aims to serve the cultural and religious needs of all its residents, about half of whom are of Asian background. It is designed around the ‘ageing in place’ principle, with multiple levels of care and community facilities available in one large site.
It offers independent living in a retirement village with 33 two and three-bedroom Independent Living Units (ILUs) and 32 one and two-bedroom Independent Living Apartments (ILAs). There is also accommodation for 49 high-care and 16 dementia residents in seven interconnected wings.
It also features extensive community facilities, which include an auditorium and dance floor, bar and servery, library, karaoke, craft and billiard rooms. The master plan includes a specialist acute care hospital facility and an international training college and healthcare student precinct on site.
Jeta Care, Kulai Jaya in Johor, Malaysia is the first residential aged care facility in Asia for Jeta Global, whose parent company is Asia’s largest manager of accredited private hospitals. Jeta Global is currently looking to develop more aged care facilities in Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Japan.