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.
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,”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.