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 home.   Other minor renovations were also made at this time to improve our facility.

The Residential Aged Care Home is governed by a Board of 10 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

Below is a link to the “Moving into Public Sector Residential Aged Care in Victoria –  A Guide for residents, families and carers Handbook”. This is a useful handbook for anyone considering entering into aged care.

https://agedcareleadership.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Market-Savvy-PSRAC-Guide-to-Entering-Aged-Care.pdf

Staff

Residents of the Aged Care 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, Wendy Lunghusen.

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.

New Residents

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 Aged Care 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 Aged Care Unit Manager,  Mrs. Anne Harrison.

Activities

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.

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 accommodate private family celebrations. Please consult staff should you wish to organise something special.

Visitors

There are no limits on visitor numbers, however we do have a limit of two visitors in a resident bedroom at any time.  This is because there is  limited space in the shared bedrooms.  There are outdoor and indoor areas to meet if more than two people at a time want to visit.

COVID Safe practices for visitors:

  • Visitors must have received at least two COVID vaccinations to enter the Aged Care Home. Unvaccinated people may still visit, but this must take place outside with masks and social distancing
  • All visitors to the Aged Care Home must have a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken on the same day that they attend the care facility. We can provide a rapid antigen test for you to take before entering.
  • All visitors to the Aged Care Home must wear a face covering while visiting, masks are available at the door.
  • All visitors to the Aged Care Home must declare in writing at the start of their visit that they:
    1.  are free of COVID-19 symptoms: and
    2.  are not currently required to self-isolate, self-quarantine or a close contact; and
    3.  have received a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on the same day that they attend the care facility.
  • All visitors to the Aged Care Home must use hand sanitizer when entering the building and when entering or leaving a resident’s room