This is the sight that greets you when you enter the Aged Care Home where both of my parents now reside.
Bright and airy, it is filled with space and pretty colours and looks more like a five star hotel than a Nursing Home.
Behind the lime green decorative fretwork in the photo above is the spacious dining room with a wall of brightly curtained windows which make it bright and airy.
The residents are gathered there for Morning tea and a bit of a chat.
Their rooms are furnished with basic furniture allowing them to bring special chairs and odd bits of furniture from home if they so wish to make them feel like they are in familiar surroundings.
There's room for a wall mounted TV and picture rails provide plenty of opportunity to include artwork or family photos too.
Scattered throughout the building are small lounges where residents or family groups can gather.
Each one is furnished differently in pretty, bright colours and featuring huge banks of curtains covering the large windows.
Outside there is provision for sitting outside (in Winter ) and a large BBQ area is there for the use of visiting families - a great idea for birthday celebrations when leaving the facility becomes difficult.
Back inside there is a Hair Salon
and a Movie Theatre
Is it any wonder they love it there ?