Understanding our residents’ backgrounds, cultures and interests is critical to helping them settle into home and feel a sense of belonging. As someone is preparing to move into one of our homes, we work closely with them and their family, completing a ‘moving in’ process.
As one of Australia’s leading aged care providers, with 7,500 employee, 82% who are women, we take the opportunity on 8 March, International Women’s Day, to celebrate all the amazing women in our organisation.
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.
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!
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.
Physiotherapy treatment at Estia Health Tea Gardens has put more of a focus on cardiopulmonary health of the residents. In addition to pain management, the team have been implementing daily breathing exercises with residents to improve lung capacity.