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Barwidgee Lodge Myrtleford

Barwidgee Lodge was established in 1983, as a result of an identified need for care of the elderly within the Myrtleford and surrounding geographical area.  New facilities were built and occupied from March 2002, providing accommodation for up to 30 residents, in either single or shared room accommodation with en-suite facilities. 28 rooms are 13m2 and 2 are 22m2.   Rooms are determined on availability and medical priority at the time of entry.                                                                   

Rooms are of an excellent quality with a bright ambience. All rooms are maintained to a high standard. Each room is supplied with a quality bed and mattress, bedside locker, a chair and a built-in wardrobe to Australian Safety Standards. Window dressings supplied in each room. On-site maintenance is available.

Most rooms receive sunshine during the day and have a view of the well established garden. Outdoor garden areas have sitting areas, rotundas and a barbecue area. An outdoor activity area is also available. A paved pathway links the garden areas. Design features cater for a secure environment.

Barwidgee Lodge provides residential care in a home like facility, with professional caring staff to meet the resident’s needs, in accordance with the current Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Nursing Standards.  We acknowledge and support the ongoing need for family and friends involvement in our endeavour to maintain a desirable lifestyle, whilst maximizing independence, and dignity in a safe, happy and homely environment for our residents.

Two main common areas are used for dining (108m2), lounge and activities (152m2). Each of the 3 wings has an intimate sitting area (15m2). An entrance area for receiving and sitting with guests is also available (20m2). All areas are well maintained and pleasantly furnished.

Barwidgee Lodge has 1 pet cat.   Residents’ families and friends are invited to bring in their pet dog for a visit, as long as the dog is well trained, quiet and calm, and remains on a leash.

Residents are also invited to attend the Alpine Leisure Group (ALG).

Cash/Valuables/Spending Money

Keeping large amounts of cash or valuables is not encouraged. No responsibility is taken for residents’ cash or valuables. 

Laundry

Offers a laundry and minor mending service for all residents although some may choose to have this attended to privately.   Dry-cleaning is to be arranged privately.

Resident’s requiring the use of a lifter

Some residents may require the transfer from bed to chair, and vice versa, through the use of a lifting machine – and it is suggested that the resident, and/or their family/carer speak with the nursing staff regarding the most appropriate clothing for the resident to wear that provides ease of access if required.

Computer

There is a computer available for resident’s or family / friends / carers use on resident’s behalf to facilitate communication with friends, family and others that live overseas or interstate and for diversional therapy.