Brenda Hutchinson, tell us about the lifestyle programs you have in place?
Our lifestyle program is put in place in consultation with our residents.
We meet with them on a regular basis and ask them…
What the interest are. We run programs such as craft…
Classes, music, knitting…
There’s a weekly bus outing down to the shopping centre and they go to the movies.
There’s a wide range of interests. We have art therapy,
Painting. Our Painting group last year…
Held an exhibition and sold their own paintings.
Tell us about dementia lifestyle support you having place?
Absolutely, our are programs are designed to include residents with dementia.
As the majority of residents in a aged care do have a degree of dementia.
Even with dementia they still enjoy music.
As well as those domestic skills such as setting the table up, folding laundry…
Sweeping floors, doll therapy…
Pet therapy, gardening…Those sorts of things are all included in the program.
Tell us about how well staff support my loved ones?
All our staff are trained with the appropriate qualifications
We have a registered nurse on every shift and
We have a sound education program in place to ensure…
That staff are kept up-to-date with best practice and
And also encouraged to up skill throughout their career.
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