The Home was opened in 1985 as a result of a successful fundraising program in the townships of Cohuna, Leitchville, Gunbower and surrounding districts. In 1994 two extra beds were added to make a sixteen (16) bed Nursing Home. Other minor renovations were also made at this time to improve our facility.
The Cohuna Community Nursing Home is governed by a Board of 12 community representatives. The home is fully accreditated, meeting all expected regulatory standards.
Our Mission Statement is to achieve holistic care to our residents by;
- Respecting the individuals dignity and privacy
- Providing a safe secure environment in which to live
- Providing the best medical and nursing care available
- Encouraging community involvement
- Respecting and involving relatives in the care of their loved one
- Respecting the input and expertise of staff
Residents of the Cohuna Community Nursing Home are provided quality care by Registered Nurses, expert in the delivery of high care needs for the elderly, under the guidance of Nurse Unit Manager, Mrs. Anne Harrison and overseen by Director of Clinical Services, Lynne Sinclair
Residents and their families are encouraged to openly communicate with staff to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise. There is also a suggestion box provided and yes, we do appreciate both positive and negative feedback.
Information for new or prospective residents and their families is available in the Orientation Booklet. The booklet provides comprehensive details on all aspects of the Cohuna Community Nursing Home, resident care, personal requirements and services available for our residents including a dietician, physiotherapist etc...
Should you wish to make enquiries regarding residential care for a loved one, please contact the Nursing Home Unit Manager, Mrs. Anne Harrison.
Activities are regularly provided by a qualified Diversional Therapist and staff to stimulate and enhance our resident's lives.
Special days acknowledge Anzac Day, Easter, or celebrate Australia Day, the Melbourne Cup and Christmas festivities are a highlight with residents and staff getting into the spirit of the occasion. Volunteers and visitors are made most welcome. For further information please contact the Director of Nursing.
Other special occasions include residents' birthdays. We provide a birthday cake which is shared with other residents at afternoon tea time. The staff make every effort to accomodate private family celebrations. Please consult staff should you wish to organise something special.
The home offers great flexibility with open visiting hours.. Visitors are always most welcome. Tea and coffee facilities are available.