The Good Shepherd Home has been designed to offer a broad range of accommodation options for 240 resident throghout seven separate areas, including specialist secure dementia care. Riverview House offers Extra Services.
The Home is surrounded by the beautiful Palmetum Botanical Gardens and faces onto the picturesque Ross River. The immediate area is also home to James Cook University and The Townsville Hospital. Major shopping centres and motel accommodation are within easy distance of the Home.
The Good Shepherd Home is fully accredited and is designed to provide residents with maximum privacy, security, comfort, lifestyle and choice, and to assist staff in providing the highest level of individualised resident care. Catering for a number of care needs including dementia and palliative care, the Home is staffed by a team of professional care, activities and hotel services staff and volunteers.
Residents enjoy an active lifestyle and activities program including things like craft, painting, woodwork, bingo and hoy, as well as regular outings and bus trips.
Residents have access to a range of on-site services and facilities including
- Landscaped gardens with BBQ and picnic areas adjacent to the Palmetum Botanical Gardens and the beautiful Ross River
- Leisure and Lifestyle Officers, activities and lifestyle programs
- Allied health department (physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists)
- Shopping service
- Tumbetin Tea Rooms (Cafe)
Riverview House is a luxurious facility with deluxe accommodation for high care residents. This area emphasises the style and comfort you would expect of your own home, and enjoys lovely views over the Ross River.
Riverview House residents also have access to all the services offered at The Good Shepherd Home, including physiotherapy, podiatry, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and complimentary hairdresser, as well as the regularly scheduled outings and activities within the Home. In addition, there is an excellent choice of menu available.