Doco of wisdom to show in celebration
TO CELEBRATE Carer's Week BaptistCare is screening the short documentary Reflections From the Deep End featuring the life wisdom of a cross-section of their residents on October 21 at Alstonville Sports Club at 10.30am. Entry is free.
This project is just one of the initiatives of BaptistCare who have a site in Alstonville called BaptistCare Maranoa, with three separate sections including residential aged care, home care and a retirement village and also a residential facility at Coraki.
BaptistCare Maranoa is within easy walking distance of Alstonville's tranquil township, combining natural beauty with practical convenience, just a short stroll from doctors surgeries, the hotel and shops.
The site includes a 90-bed modern aged care facility, 28 retirement living units and a Home Care service with about 100 clients who live in the community in their own homes.
BaptistCare Home Services assists people to receive support services enabling them to stay at home and is tailored to HACC services, Veteran's Care and a range of care needs.
BaptistCare Maranoa Village comprises of 13 one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units, and is home to an active and independent community of seniors.
All units are fitted with an emergency monitoring system.
The village also administers the social housing project at Lismore, called Illowra Place, with 26 units, a mixture of one and two-bed units, close to Lismore Base Hospital, with another 20 units approved.
The facility in Coraki, BaptistCare Mid Richmond, is a 45-bed aged care facility.
The Alstonville 90-bed residential aged care facility features 88 single rooms and two respite beds (these include a 25-bed Memory Care Unit which is developing best practice programs in dementia care).
"Our facility won two consecutive National Better Practice in Aged Care awards in recent years for Innovation (Interactive Life Stories - movies and posters) and Environmental management, (on-site Rainforest Park)," said Greg Price.
Across service types, BaptistCare strives to provide life-transforming care, and the Millers, who are the family members of a resident, say it's working: "It was simply outstanding what you did, day after day, to improve their quality of life".