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COVID-19 Update: Update on Ardeer Home

COVID-19 Update: Update on Ardeer Home

Estia Health confirms that earlier today they received advice that 13 residents at its Ardeer home in West Melbourne have tested positive for COVID-19. The home implemented the company’s COVID-19 positive test response plan, following the self-reporting of a positive test result by an employee of the home, last Thursday.

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101 birthday cards for Joyce

101 birthday cards for Joyce

Estia Health’s oldest resident Joyce celebrated her 101st birthday on Monday 6 July. The aged care home celebrated the great occasion by organising 101 personally signed birthday cards from Joyce’s friends and family. “It might take me some time to open all these cards,” Joyce said. “We had the cards printed up and they had pictures of Joyce on them,”

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Meet Glen

Meet Glen

Meet Glen. Glen was a pilot with QANTAS for 12 years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now one of our ‘Resident Liaisons’, a newly developed role in response to COVID-19.

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When Ian came to stay

When Ian came to stay

Initially Ian was apprehensive about coming into aged care, but he had suffered a series of falls in his family home and was struggling to cope, so began to come into Estia Health for short periods of respite care.

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Meet Connie

Meet Connie

Meet Connie! Connie is a valued and much loved volunteer who provides and arranges the flowers at Estia Health Yarra Valley on a weekly basis. She also provides all the wreaths for our special events like Anzac Day, Easter Sunday, and Remembrance Day. The amount of colour that is brought in week after week is amazing and with over ten vases a week to fill she has her hands full not only cutting them but then arranging them every Thursday morning.

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We're celebrating some of the contributions of Estia Health's volunteers for national volunteer week.

We're celebrating some of the contributions of Estia Health's volunteers for national volunteer week.

Meet Anita! 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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Make your own pumpkin soup

Make your own pumpkin soup

Did you know pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family? In Australia, pumpkin may refer to any type of winter squash. While commonly viewed as a vegetable, pumpkin is scientifically a fruit, as it contains seeds. That said, it’s nutritionally more similar to vegetables than fruits. Beyond its delicious taste, pumpkin is nutritious and linked to many health benefits.

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Estia Health Gold Coast keeping busy in isolation

Estia Health Gold Coast keeping busy in isolation

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! 

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Unbridled generosity lifts spirits of elderly

Unbridled generosity lifts spirits of elderly

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.

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