98% of surveyed residents who intend to retire in Pingelly said this is what they wanted.
The business case is completed, the cost benefit analysis shows an extremely strong return on investment, widespread support has been given and the PSA are now seeking Commonwealth and State funding to develop and pilot the Pingelly Virtual Village over three years.
This sustainable, cost-effective solution will enable people to live a quality life in their community and be supported and connected until end of life.
Areas to be serviced by the project are those within the postcodes 6308 (Pingelly and Wandering), 6370 (Wickepin), 6309 (Popanyinning) and 6311 (Cuballing).
This project will include a thorough evaluation by the University of Western Australia to ensure that the model can roll-out across other locations.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Research Paper 3, entitled Review of Innovative Models of Aged Care highlights the key features and examples of the innovative models in community-based care that are needed in Australia’s aged care system. Almost every key feature is built into this proposed model.