|The Home is not a hospital and does not have a doctor on staff, however registered nurses are employed on site on a 24 hour basis. Residents are asked to nominate a doctor of their choice. Residents may visit their doctor at their surgery or request the doctor to visit them. Staff have a duty to ensure that medical instructions are carried out.|
|Special Health Services|
|Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, diversional therapy, speech therapy, and podiatry are available in house. Dental services, optometry and audiometry can be arranged as necessary.|
|There is a hairdressing salon in the Village Mall and staff can arrange appointments.>|
|A daily free laundry service is provided. Minor mending and alterations as well as labelling of clothes can be arranged for a small charge.>|
|Weekly Sunday Anglican services and fortnightly Wednesday Roman Catholic services are held. Any other religious services can be arranged on request.>|
|We understand that moving into an aged care facility can be emotionally stressful for all involved. Support during this period is available for in-coming Residents and their families.|
|Residents are encouraged to bring, as far as possible, their lifestyle, pastimes and interests with them into the Home. A range of social and recreational events is also offered for those wishing to participate. Crafts, woodwork, gardening, bingo, sing-a-longs are just some of the activities on offer at the Day Centre for Residents and their friends and families. Away from the Home, regular activities include trips to the movies, theatre and shops, bus tours, and Picnic in the Parks. These activities are supported by The Good Shepherd Welfare Association. |
- Newspapers, books, DVDs, videos, CDs, tapes and records are available for loan. The mobile library also visits weekly.
- Each Friday afternoon the Day Centre hosts a 'Happy Hour'.
There are no set visiting hours. Friends and family are welcome to visit Residents of both the nursing home and hostel at any reasonable hour, and arrangements can be made for pets to visit. Residents are also encouraged to maintain contacts with existing friends and to join them in social events away from the Home.