HISTORY... Barunga Village Butterfly home house leader Jo-Anne Balestrin, Butterfly Household Model coordinator Louise Dewolf and director of nursing Merrilyn Hewett are proud the aged care facility has become the first accredited Butterfly Household Model of dementia care provider in Australia. HISTORY... Barunga Village Butterfly home house leader Jo-Anne Balestrin, Butterfly Household Model coordinator Louise Dewolf and director of nursing Merrilyn Hewett are proud the aged care facility has become the first accredited Butterfly Household Model of dementia care provider in Australia.

FIRST IN AUSTRALIA

Barunga Village an accredited dementia Butterfly home

AGED care facility Barunga Village has made history, becoming the first accredited provider of the Butterfly Household Model of dementia care in Australia.

The model of care was developed in the United Kingdom, and has focuses on emotions and allowing residents to live in the past.

It was introduced to Port Broughton about 12 months ago when Barunga Village’s former dementia wing was split into two houses and refurbished.

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