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.
Visitors are always most welcome. Tea and coffee facilities are available.
COVID-19: Altered visiting hours:
As of Monday the 25th of May 2020, visiting hours for all residential aged care residents will increase to up to one hour every day between the hours of 10:00am to 5:30pm.
A mask and apron must be worn by the visitor if they are visiting for longer than 15 minutes. Our service will provide these upon scanning, and you are welcome to take the mask and re-use it. This mask not only aids in protecting you, but also helps stop airborne transmission. It means we can have you visit for longer without increasing any risks to your loved one, staff and other residents.
The current government restrictions will still apply:
- Visits should be limited to 1-2 people at a time
- Visitors must still ring and book the designated room please
- Current regulations remain unchanged around social distancing as
they do in the community
- No entry without providing evidence of an influenza vaccination
- No children under the age of 16 permitted
- All visitors will be screened at the door before entry by our nursing
staff, this also involved the taking of temperatures via the handheld
- Please do not visit if you are unwell, you will not be permitted to
enter if you have a temperature or appear unwell, even with a recent negative COVID-19 test.
Please be advised that if a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed in relation to our staff or residents, these guidelines will no longer be applicable.
In line with this, we have also adopted the attached Code of Conduct that was endorsed by the Aged Care minister for release this week. It sets out minimum standards expected of an organisation as well as a resident and their visitors and will also help you understand further why they easing of restrictions in residential services may be a longer process than what you are seeing out in the general community.
Copies of this are available under our News and Events tab for further reference.