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Anyone who’s had a loved one move into a Residential Aged Care Home knows what a daunting experience it can be. For many, it comes with mixed emotions; some might be sad about leaving the family home, scared, or simply unwilling to accept that they need care — all of these are perfectly normal emotions for such a big decision. At St Patrick’s Green we recognise that some people need a little extra help transitioning into Aged Care, whether it be the new resident or their family. That’s why we have introduced a Transition Nurse role at our Aged Care Home in Kogarah, and it’s a game changer for the industry.
Tanya Davies, the NSW Government’s Minister for Ageing, has awarded St Patrick’s Green a grant for our Grandfriends Project. The Project focuses on building inter-generational friendships between our Aged Care Home residents and kids from the local pre-school. Each week the kids visit our Kogarah village for morning tea and an activity which our residents help to organise. Not only does this provide a fun opportunity for the pre-schoolers to socialise with the elderly people in our community, but it also provides our residents with joy and a sense of purpose.
Greengate is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralph Warburton as our new CEO. With over 12 years’ experience supporting the transformation of aged care, Ralph is passionate about improving the quality and supply of care communities for Australian seniors. This makes Ralph the perfect fit for Greengate and our continued growth after launching two new villages, St Patrick’s Green in Kogarah and St Luke’s Green in Woolloongabba, last year.
People who live with Dementia can become anxious and frightened at times and may have trouble recognising people. Their behaviour can be unusual or awkward and they may find it hard to express themselves or understand people. However, feelings remain as does spiritual awareness. Visits can stimulate warm feelings, bring comfort and reaffirm spiritual truths.
Welcome to Synergy House: a whole floor of our aged care home at St Patrick’s Green, Kogarah specifically designed to support our residents living with dementia. Synergy House is a place where both human-centric design and a dedicated care team encourage our residents to live life to the full.
We sat down with Daz Smith, Director of Dementia Excellence here at Greengate, to talk about his care approach for our residents living with Dementia. Daz has been with Greengate since December 2017, and in that time we have embraced a variety of changes to our care model and the way we train our village care teams. Here is what Daz had to say: