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Set in large park-like grounds with beautifully maintained gardens, Elmswood is a small; family orientated aged care facility offering dementia care in a family-feeling environment. Having been recently refurbished, the rooms are bright and airy, and there are a range of room sizes to suit individual needs. Residents have access to inviting common areas, and a secure garden and courtyard where they can spend time with family, friends or the resident cat and dog.
Our residents can’t say enough about the fantastic meals, the consistently high standard of care provided, the great staff, and the always-interesting recreational programme.
This programme is run by a full-time Diversional Therapist who organises activities for throughout the week including arts, craft, games and entertainment. There are regular visits from external entertainers, and each week residents can go on outings in the facility minibus.
Lesley joined Oceania in 2013 after previous roles including Operations Manager, and an Auditor for Price Waterhouse Cooper in their Health department. Lesley really enjoys making a difference in peoples lives everyday - both helping residents and their families. She finds it rewarding seeing an improvement in peoples' health with good quality care. Lesley has a big family and spends her spare time with her 11 grandkids or with her nose in a book.
Ricki started with Oceania early 2014 after managing three Psycho-geriatric units. Ricki enjoys being on the front line of care with the residents and being able to make a difference to their quality of life. No two days are the same, and she likes the challenge of managing both long term medical problems, and any acute issues that arise. In her spare time Ricki loves spending time with her partner, two children and three Chihuahuas on their newly acquired farm.
‘I have always been impressed and grateful for the quality of care given by all your staff. We are forever grateful that Dad could finish his days ‘at his home’ listening to music they thoughtfully provided and farewelled by staff who he had become very fond of’
"Please pass on our thanks to you and your team who have done a marvellous job in caring and settling him in. The professionalism and level of care has been excellent."
"You are all very special people, I saw the dignity and respect you show all the residents including my mum, I head back overseas in the knowledge she is very well cared for."
"I love to be here. The staff are absolutely incredible. I feel so safe and that's the main thing."
"Rettie, thank you, all of your staff have done more than we could have ever achieved alone. 2 years and 5 months after our mum fell down and broke her hip – she has melted with your persistent loving care and got up from her chair. Mum’s psychogeriatricist said she may never get up. You have proved this wrong."
"It occurs to me that 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' To me this means the endless patience, encouragement, support and tireless care your staff give my family cannot be understated."
"The staff I had most contact with were Diane, Lorraine and Mia. They have been just fantastic, but I realise that everyone has contributed to Mum’s overall care. There were mornings when I had to wait for the staff to finish hugging Mum and telling her to have a lovely time when I came to take her out."
"Just want to let you know how happy and grateful our family is, not only for the superb care you’re providing for our Mum but also for the wonderful respect and kindness everyone shows to residents and family members."
"On more than one occasion, the nurses came in to talk to Alan and say goodbye to him for the day, before they left at the end of their shift. They all loved him and cared for him in a most special way, even though Alan was unable to speak very much due to a stroke."