Monthly Archives: May 2017

Delegation of Doctors and Architects from Thailand visit Carrington

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On Monday 22nd May 2017 Carrington hosted a delegation of Geriatricians and Architects from Thailand.

The purpose of the delegation to Australia was information gathering on aged care provision and services as they develop similar services in Thailand.  Carrington was chosen as a centre of excellence with the delegation having a very full itinerary with visits to a number of aged care providers in  New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Carrington’s Chief Executive, Raad Richards welcomed the group to Carrington and was delighted to be joined by Professor Deb Parker, Member of the Carrington Board and Professor of Aged Care (Dementia) at UTS; Dr Tasneem Mayat, Geriatrician at SSWAHS; and Carrington’s clinical team; Julie Barry, Jacqueline Murray, and Rachel Hall led by Greer Jones, Executive Manager Residential Care.

 

 

The Freedom of Movement

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Paling Court care recipients attending their weekly group swimming session at the Carrington Recreational Club which is run by our Exercise Physiologist, Christina and Leisure and Lifestyle staff .

The program is thoroughly enjoyed by all care recipients who attend for many reasons including the freedom of movement whilst in the pool and being treated to a relaxing spa.

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Fred practicing some Functional Resistance Exercises

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George enjoying the Freedom of movement in the pool

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Alan and Flora Relaxing in the spa after an exercise session in the pool.

Beauty Group and Pampering

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A sensory journey for our ladies of Mary Mackillop

Residents indicated to our Leisure and Lifestyle staff that they would like some pampering time through beauty regimes.

As a result staff asked them would they be interested in having a get together regularly for a pamper afternoon where they can feel pampered and special and laugh together, talk and enjoy each other’s company, over a champagne of course.

We are fortunate enough to also have the assistance of our residents’ daughters. We are so lucky to have family who want to be involved and stay in touch with our community.

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Using our own home grown vegetables for beauty – thanks to our men who help grew the cucumbers and strawberries

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Val enjoying the pampering

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Care recipients feeling relaxed while being pampered  by the Leisure & Lifestyle team.

Touch – Enjoying the facial massages

Smell – Beautiful smell from the fragrances

Sight – Seeing each other have fun

Hear – Hearing each other laughing

Taste – mmmm champagne and strawberries- lovely.

 

Mary Mackillop Facility awarded three year Accreditation

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Carrington’s Mary Mackillop Facility underwent a re-accreditation audit over three days – 7 March to 9 March 2017.  The audit was conducted by assessors of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

Carrington is pleased to advise that the Facility met all 44 expected outcomes and received re-accreditation status of three years from 23 May 2017 to 23 May 2020.

Chief Executive of Carrington, Raad Richards congratulated the entire team for an excellent result which continues to ensure quality care and services for all residents.

The occasion was celebrated by staff of Mary Mackillop led by Care Service Manager, Julie Barry and residents.

Accreditation Certificate Presentation

Accreditation Certificate Presentation far left Raad Richards Chief Executive, MM staff, far right Greer Jones and Julie Barry

Chief Executive Raad Richards presents Care Services Manager of Mary Mackillop, Julie Barry with Certificate of Accreditation

Chief Executive Raad Richards presents Care Services Manager of Mary Mackillop, Julie Barry with Certificate of Accreditation

Mary Mackillop residents enjoy morning tea accreditation presentation

Mary Mackillop residents enjoy morning tea accreditation presentation

Carrington Celebrates National Volunteers Week

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Carrington Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea 2017

Carrington celebrates National Volunteers Week with our Annual Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea.  Each year the staff and residents come together to celebrate and thank Carrington volunteers.  Staff recognise volunteers through an awards program and those volunteers that are no longer with us with a remembrance poem.

The 2016/2017 year has been very successful for Carrington volunteers and volunteering at Carrington.  We have been able to increase the amount of volunteers for our Facilities and we now have 154 volunteers.  Carrington has an amazing group of volunteers who give so generously to our residents and staff on a weekly basis, giving up to 350 hours of volunteering each week.  It shows just how fortunate we are to have such amazing people giving to Carrington and you only have to look at the smiles of our residents and you know just how fortunate we are!

Thank you to all our volunteers for the time that you give to Carrington!

The Volunteer Award winners for Carrington's Thank you Morning Tea 2017

The Volunteer Award winners for Carrington’s Thank you Morning Tea 2017

A Way to a Man’s Heart?

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Rocksalt Lunch Outing

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Ken enjoying some well deserved fish & Chips after a hard morning’s work of exercise class

The residents of Werombi Court like to make the most of this beautiful weather by going down to Rocksalt for lunch.

Pictured here is Kenneth Robinson of Parry House, who is enjoying his standard favourite, fish and chips and a cold beer.

Ken enjoys walking down to Rocksalt as he sometimes spends some time sitting at the ANZAC fountain and reflecting on the sacrifice made by these men.

Ken also appreciates the opportunity to get out into a different environment and meet other people from different facilities, families and communities.

Pop down to Rocksalt at lunch time on a Wednesday and come and say hi!