The Personal Touch
Olivet strives to give excellent care to all its residents. We strongly encourage excellence in our staff and volunteers so that their contribution is a means of personal fulfillment. We also provide avenues for the Christadelphian community to engage with the aged and needy in our care, along with their family and friends. Our main purpose is to enrich the quality of life of older Australians in our care, by nurturing them through our compassion, service and comfortable living environment.
We seek to:
• Operate by Christ-like principles
• Maintain a reputation for excellent service and care
• Provide comfortable, attractive and well-maintained facilities
• Support those in particular need of help
• Promote innovation and best practice
• Comply with the letter and intent of government regulations
• Run a professional and financially sustainable organisation
• Be a place in which it is a pleasure to live and work
Personal care staff are available 24 hours per day and assist in washing, dressing and grooming is available as required. Also, our paramedical staff are available to assist with maintenance of independence or monitoring disabilities.
To compliment the nursing care at Olivet, the entertainment and activities are designed to enhance the quality of life of all our residents and maximise their mental and physical well- being. We understand that companionship is important to our residents and seek to offer activities that fulfil their social needs.
Residents and their families can take advantage of the extensive gardens and outside areas, or just enjoy the outdoors with their loved ones in a private garden corner.
Upon completion of the new Juniper Wing in late 2012, there will be added a further 30 high care beds with a light filled central open courtyard and dining area with smaller, more intimate communal areas for relaxing, reading, or a quiet chat. This new wing will incorporate the latest innovative design concepts and modern technologies to provide personalised care within a peaceful and secure environment.
Each room will comprise a single bed, ensuite and quality joinery with soft colour tones to provide a homely, yet specialised and adaptable facility for a range of resident care. The new building will be attached to the existing Olivet facility, creating a service for 95 approved high and low care beds. The design also incorporates features that lend themselves to the care of residents with dementia which enhances our services to the community.
The design features of the new building include:
• 30 large residents rooms with visitor seating area, Internet and other communication services and a large disabled access ensuite
• Wide spacious corridors that provides a circular walking area with resident seating leading onto a centralised open plan lounge and dining area and a glazed enclosed garden courtyard
• Examination room for doctors and ancillary visiting professionals
• Two large corner rooms for reading and activities.
• Access to secure external activity / entertainment areas which allows the resident free movement between external and internal parts of the building
The external perspective of the building has been designed to incorporate environmentally friendly building materials which complement the existing streetscape. An outdoor plaza area is planned for staff, residents and their families.
The building will have street level access as well as a secure underground car park which includes elevator access for visitors, staff and doctors.
Entering a loved one into aged care can be daunting and an emotional experience for all involved. This section provides some assistance in guiding you through the complexities of entering Aged Care, covering the step by step process, the costs, entry requirements and legal / financial matters.