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Hawthorn Village Bright

At Hawthorn Village our vision is to be a place of happy companionship where all residents enjoy the fullest amount of security, whilst retaining as much of their independence as possible.  Hawthorn Village residents may (subject to appropriate safety considerations) come and go within and outside the facility and grounds as they wish.  Full board and lodging is provided and each resident has exclusive use of his/her room.

The facility is set amongst a 2 acre mature garden that changes with the seasons. The garden can be accessed by all rooms.

All rooms (20m2) have full en-suite facilities and are furnished with fixed items such as quality carpets, curtains and built-in drawers, one of which is lockable.  The wardrobe has a full-length mirror.  Heating and overhead fans are controlled within each room, which enables each resident to regulate their room temperature. 24 hour alarm system in case of emergency.  Sliding wire and glass security doors enable direct access onto the verandah from each room. The covered verandah travels the entire building.

A sitting room is situation at the end of each wing (4) with tea and coffee facilities. Three sitting rooms are 21m2 and one 40m2. Two wings connect to an activity room (2 of) each 48m2, with large windows over-looking different aspects of the garden.

The dining room (90m2) seats 40 residents, with an aspect that looks onto a picturesque garden and paved pergola area.

All communal areas are furnished in an homely, welcoming fashion.

Residents are encouraged to furnish their room with their own possessions to make it as homely as possible however; each room has a HI-LO bed to maintain independence of the resident and to reduce the risk of musculo-skeletal disorders and/or injury to staff members and carers.  Television sets, (a co-axial cable is required), and radios are permitted in rooms.  Any resident having hearing difficulties is asked to use earphones to avoid interference with neighbours. On-site maintenance is available.

Cash/Valuables/Spending Money

Whilst keeping large amounts of cash or valuables is not encouraged, provision is made for some money to be locked away if desired.  Each room has a lockable drawer, with the key being kept by the resident.  The Nurse Unit Manager can keep a small amount of money for residents for occasional incidental items in a secure area if the resident is unable to manage themselves.

Clinical Care Staff

Personal Care staff and Enrolled Nurses attend to your everyday personal needs  eg. shower, dressing.

Laundry

If required, a personal laundry service for residents can be provided.  Dry  cleaning of garments, including blankets is the responsibility of the resident/family member.

Pensions / Residents’ Money

Hawthorn Village encourages residents to manage their own affairs. When this is not possible a referral can be made to the ‘State Trustees’ for information regarding the financial management of individuals’ affairs  on (03 9667 6444) or free call 1300 138 672.

Service

A spiritual service of different denominations is held monthly or more often, depending on the need.

Shop

A shop is located in the activity room where residents are able to access small sundry items, eg shampoo.

Transport

Residents make their own arrangements with either the local taxi service or, if needing to travel to Albury, Wodonga or Wangaratta for appointments/shopping the Ovens and King Community Bus provides a weekly service.