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With sixty-five residents ageing in place, the demand for high quality clinical care increases. This has seen the need for increase in the amount of time we have Registered Nurses (RN) on duty. We have a small team of RNs who are responsible to ensure clinical issues are responded to appropriately 7 days per week 24 hours per day. If you have any concerns around care or health, please approach the RN on duty. Enrolled Nurses generally fill the role of Team Leader and have responsibility for the day to day case management of a group of residents.
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John Curtin Aged Care employs 50 care staff to provide day to day support to residents in the areas of physical and health support based on assessed and planned care needs. We aim to provide wholistic care which addresses the resident’s emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing as well. Carer qualifications include Certificate 3 and 4 in Aged Care.
A small team plans and manages the leisure and lifestyle program at John Curtin. Time is spent with each new resident identifying their likes and dislikes in regards to activities. A program is then developed including group and individual activities. A dual program is coordinated between the Curtin and Peacock Units of the home.
And of course we have bingo, sing-a-longs, concerts and outings. The facility has a wheelchair accessible van to enable all residents to participate in outings.
John Curtin acknowledges the benefits of physical therapies to support medical care of long term health problems. Therapies are provided, generally in a one to one situation and include massage, aromatherapy, hand waxing therapy, pain management and exercise groups.
John Curtin must be clean and welcoming, at the same time as remaining homelike and providing a safe workplace. We have a team of willing environmental staff who keep the facility looking its best. We have our own maintenance team and a gardener to keep the place both looking and working well.
John Curtin provides a variety of home cooked meals and snacks for residents. All food is freshly made daily on the premises. Kitchen staff are skilled in the provision of meals which cater to the individual needs of the aged residents living here. Menus rotate on a four weekly basis and residents have input into menu selection via the menu committee. Vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden are used seasonally.
Inside the role of the Registered Nurses is the importance task of ensuring that service quality is regularly checked. This is done by audits, resident and relative surveys and review of complaints, comments and suggestions. These same staff members ensure that all staff have access to ongoing education and training, both compulsory and of special interest.
John Curtin has access to a wide variety of allied health personnel including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, podiatry, counselling, and dental services to name a few. Referral is based on the assessed needs of a resident. Hairdressing and Barber services are provided in-house at user pays.