There are essentially four types of care offered by Cootamundra Nursing Home.
Ranging from self care units, high dependency bed, secure dementia unit.
Cootamundra Nursing Home provides Respite Care services are offered for a multiplicity of reasons such as: convalescing from surgery, taking a trial before becoming permanent, allowing their career to take a break/holiday, etc.
Flexible dementia specific respite is also provided for carers of people with dementia and challenging behaviour. We are able to negotiate short stay Respite periods of either a week and up to a maximum of three weeks. The maximum number of respite days available to anyone in Residential Aged Care Facility is 63 days per calendar year.
Permanent Care is a high level of care provided for residents who require around the clock, 24 hour nursing care to assist with their daily activities. This may be because they are physically incapacitated, have complex health issues or suffer from physical or behavioural problems.
Our Memory Support Unit is located in Ellendale House. This secure wing of the facility is specifically design to offer our residents who are suffering with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that is severe enough to reduce their ability to perform everyday activities a safe, secure and happy environment. Ellendale House provides Residents with specialist dementia care. Personnel offer a variety of activities to assist with stimulation and life experience, whilst ensuring excellent care and attention is delivered.
Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.
Dementia by definition is not a disease but rather an umbrella statement that covers cognitive impairment. The early signs of dementia can be very subtle and may not be immediately obvious. Common symptoms are:
•Memory loss, particularly recent memory
•Loss of ability to do everyday tasks
There are different forms of dementia and each has its own causes, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. Residents with dementia differ in the patterns of problems they display, and the speed with which their abilities deteriorate. Dementia can happen to anybody, but is more common in those folk over the age of 65. For more information about Dementia contact your doctor, or telephone the Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 (free call).
Self Care units are available in two or three bedrooms options. To be considered for these Units, residents must be self-sufficient and capable of looking after the majority of their personal and medical needs.