17 November 2023

Ross Home whānau ready to welcome new residents

The new Macara Unit at Presbyterian Support Otago’s Ross Home opened in October. It has been beautifully renovated, creating a warm and welcoming environment, designed for older people who wish to live in a safe and connected community, cared for by a highly skilled team of health professionals.

The new 24 bed unit has been named after Betty Macara, a woman who lived in Opoho most of her life, was part of the Opoho Presbyterian Church, and was matron of Ross Home for many years before then becoming a resident, passing away aged 102 in the home she loved.

Ross Home Manager, Margaret Pearce, is proud that the renovated and refurbished unit will make a wonderful home for older people.

“Macara Unit, like the rest of Ross Home, will provide older people and their families with the reassurance that they are living in a safe place where their wellbeing is paramount and they are living their very best lives,” says Margaret.

“We have worked hard to create a comfortable and fully equipped home with a team of highly skilled professionals who not only have clinical expertise, but also have compassion and a commitment to provide the very best care for older people.”

The Macara Unit provides hospital-level care, something that is in high and growing demand as New Zealand’s population ages and more people are unable to remain in their own homes.

Enliven Director, Sally O’Connor, says Ross Home is PSO’s largest Enliven care home with 124 bedrooms.

“Providing quality care to older people is something we have been doing for a very long time and it is a privilege for us to look after our vulnerable residents.”

Ross Home sunroom Ross Home bedroom Ross Home - outside

Are you interested in joining our Enliven family at Ross Home or would like to find out more for a parent or loved one?

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Ross Home Manager, Margaret Pearce, on
03 473 0029 or email margaret.pearce@psotago.org.nz.

See our website page for Ross Home for more details.

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