The Mid North Coast is currently in the middle of water restrictions and as an aged care home, water is extremely precious. Assisting residents to remain hydrated, maintaining personal hygiene and keeping our environment clean is paramount.
Each month the residents of Estia Health Benalla look forward to a visit from a group of PEEP parents and youngsters aged under five.
The activity focus is to create a friendly, fun and relaxed session with songs, stories and games followed by morning tea.
Estia Health Benalla hosted a Christmas party for residents, families and friends in December.
A raffle was held at the party with $375 being donated to Benalla's Men's Shed.
A spokesperson said the highlight was a visit from Santa, who presented gift bags to all residents.
Rosemary, mother, grandmother and formerly a primary school teacher who retrained to be a social worker moved into Estia Health Altona Meadows.
During an early meeting with the experienced lifestyle and clinical care teams, Rosemary was asked what activities she enjoyed and what activities she would like to be involved in.
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 for short periods of respite care.
(Published in the Gold Coast Sun Newspaper)
An art project has brought joy and meaning to the lives of residents in an aged care home on the Gold Coast.
For the past 11 months, the elderly at Estia Gold Coast have been creating art with an Under the Sea theme.
The arts and craft abilities of residents at Estia Health Taree were rewarded at the 2019 Taree Show.
Ann Chislett was awarded a first place ribbon for her crochet baby jacket while Bede McDonagh claimed a top award for his kookaburra inspired painting.