Aged Care

Boort District Health provides residential aged care services. Respite care is available for residents who need short term care for a specific reason such as recent illness. BDH has been recognised by the Aged Care Accreditation Agency and has the maximum 3 years accreditation after being found compliant in all 44 standards. All residents admitted to BDH residential aged care must be accessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team as requiring residential care before admission.

Accommodation

The AH Thrum Nursing home was opened in 1997 and provides full care for 10 high care residents. The accommodation is in a mixture of single and two bed rooms with attached ensuites. Our co-located hostel was opened in 1979 and provides accommodation for 30 residents in single rooms with ensuites.

All rooms open into an enclosed courtyard which is ideal for chatting with other residents or entertaining visitors. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all courtyards. All rooms are heated and cooled and the rooms feature built in robes.

BDH strives to provide a pleasant homelike living environment and residents are encouraged to bring small items of furniture and personal belongings such as quilts and doona covers, photos, paintings and ornaments, to help them settle in and feel at home.

Large screen televisions are available in the nursing home and hostel central lounge rooms Meals are cooked fresh on site and served in our tastefully furnished dining rooms with residents sitting with companions of their choice. Residents’ likes and dislikes, including cultural preferences, are considered at every meal time, and there is always a choice on the menu. Morning and afternoon teas are delivered to residents and tea stations are available for those who wish to help themselves to drinks, snacks or fresh fruit.

What We Offer

You will meet exceptional staff who provide expertise and care to all residents. You will enjoy the privacy of your own room and have the benefits of sharing an intimate aged care community with access to on site group activities and other social supports.

Our Expertise

Boort District Health provides 24 hour nursing care, individual care plans and an activities program that caters for group and individual programs.

Our clinical care includes:

  • Access to general practice services,
  • Respite care
  • Qualified nursing staff 24 hours a day and 7 days a week,
  • Dementia specific programs,
  • Access to allied health services e.g. podiatry and physiotherapy
  • Access to dental services.
  • Individual care plans.

Enhancing Well- being

Leisure and social activities are designed to enhance the individual resident’s well-being and increase feelings of productivity and purpose.

Residents have access to movie nights and Foxtel which allows residents to keep up to date with the latest movies and world events. Internet and email access are available to enable residents to keep in touch with family and friends and pursue personal interests.

The physical activities program includes:

  • Rehabilitation services,
  • Access to physiotherapy services,
  • Keep fit programs,
  • Indoor bowls,
  • Gardening program including looking after the chooks, birds and vegetable garden,
  • Men’s Shed Activities,
  • Shopping trips,
  • Excursions,

Personal services include:

  • Hairdresser,
  • Laundry services,
  • Massage therapy,
  • Hand therapy including manicures,
  • Pastoral care,
  • Church based activities,

Meals

We understand that fresh, nutritious high quality meals are important to enhance the resident’s well-being. Residents choose all meals from an extensive menu.  Residents are provided with morning and afternoon tea and usually accompanied by homemade snacks. A pre-dinner drink is available and enjoyed by residents.

Amenities

A coffee machine offers many delicious choices and residents who prefer tea have a choice ranging from herbal to other blends. This service is also available for visitors.  A Happy Hour each Friday is popular pastime where friends and family join the residents for a sing a long and snacks and a drink afterwards.

Pastoral Care

A Chaplain who provides an ecumenical program is available to any resident or family/carer. The key aspect of the program is that we respect the spiritual diversity of every resident. Each week regular church services are provided by the various religious groups located in Boort.

Activities

Our lifestyle and leisure team offer a diverse and entertaining range of activities for those residents who are interested. Residents are encouraged and helped to continue to attend community events such as church or senior citizens.

Men have access to the Boort communities co-located men’s shed. Computer and internet access is available for residents. Satisfaction surveys indicate our residents are very happy with the care and services, and the variety of activities provided.

Cost

All residents are required to make a personal contribution towards the cost of their care and accommodation. For more information on the cost of care and accommodation at Boort District Health Aged Care see the information on the About Residential Aged Care Cost Page

To find out more information on coming to stay at Boort Residential Aged Care please contact the Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 54 51 5200.