Anita first came to be a volunteer at our home after her mum, Dorothy, passed away. Anita was a wonderful support to her mum and to other residents and employees in the home whilst her mum was a resident here. Shortly after Dorothy passed away, Anita realised what a large part of Estia Health Salisbury East had become in her life and decided she wanted to continue to service residents by way of becoming a volunteer.
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The COVID-19 pandemic emphasises the importance of using innovative ways to provide connectedness an enrichment in aged care. There are great benefits too, in being occupied and engaged in activities. Here is one way our Estia Health Gold Coast residents have been keeping busy in isolation!
A prominent Coast farming family has gone above and beyond to bring joy and happiness to elderly residents who have lost their connection to animals.
Gjenie and her husband Michael Erbacher, whose family own and run Erbachers Fruit and Veg in Diddillibah, decided to take their horses to visit residents at Estia Health in Nambour.
The team at Estia Health Flagstaff Hill celebrated Rudolph’s 90th birthday together. Rudolph’s family greeted him by surprise outside with home-made banners, balloons, cards and presents. Although his family weren’t able to physically congratulate him they certainly made him feel very special and loved.
The team at Estia Health team is committed to putting a smile on residents’ faces and making a difference in their lives.
The employees are very committed in doing their best to keep residents entertained. The mission at our homes is to ensure that everyone is safe and happy.
ABC News interviewed with Jane Neely, Estia Health Bendigo - Lifestyle Coordinator. While the employees have tried to keep the residents connected with a myriad of different visual screen programs, it is not the same.
But one activity that has proven successful is a letter writing program in partnership with a local primary school.