Rural Northwest Health know that moving into aged care can be a very difficult time for you and your loved ones. We will work with you to ensure that it can be as stress-free as possible. We are privileged to be part of your life and will do all we can to support you to enjoy life and be happy.
The wellbeing of the residents is our reason for being. That’s why we put the ‘Person-First’ in everything we do. We believe it is important to embrace the individuality of every resident for whom we are privileged to care for. We work diligently with the resident and family to ensure residents get the right care and support.
Our focus is on the ability of the person, so they have continued capacity and the opportunity to keep doing the things that they want to do. Our focus on ‘living life to the fullest’ allows each resident to continue to share their knowledge and skills and learn new knowledge and skills.
It’s important that we have a partnership with families, friends, stakeholders and partners that demonstrate a commitment to the social, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellness of the resident. Our residential homes are safe, secure and welcoming. They provide access to both indoor and outdoor activities and a range of public and private spaces for residents’ families and friends to enjoy.
We will work in partnership to achieve the goals identified by you and your family. We will make every effort to get to know you, your individual preferences and usual routine. We encourage you and your family to be as active and independent as possible during your stay. Everyday members of your treating team will meet with you. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and be involved in your care.
We offer the choice of fully accredited facilities, Yarriambiack Lodge Aged Care at our Warracknabeal campus and Hopetoun Aged Care at our Hopetoun campus.
At Yarriambiack Lodge we provide either single rooms with ensuite or shared rooms with shared ensuite accommodation, all at ground level. At our Hopetoun Aged Care facility we provide either single rooms with ensuite or single rooms with shared ensuite, and all accommodation is at ground level. Every effort is made to ensure that our residents receive the most appropriate room. In consultation, consideration is given to care needs, social and individual preferences of our residents.
At Yarriambiack Lodge, Wattle Crescent (Memory Support Unit) provides accommodation for people living with dementia in a secure and purpose-built environment. Admission to Memory Support Unit is dependent on meeting certain care requirements.
The residential aged care facilities at Rural Northwest Health are safe places of acceptance and belonging, which is why we welcome residents of all identities. No matter their ethnicity, cultural background, religious beliefs, gender, or sexual orientation, people requiring residential aged care can find a home with us. Diversity is something to be celebrated, not hidden or disregarded, so we always strive to create environments in which people from diverse backgrounds can thrive. To help achieve this, we follow the Gender Equality Action Plan.