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RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

Nursing Homes

The Beaufort Nursing Home is located just off the Western Highway on Havelock Street, Beaufort and offers 15 beds. The Skipton Nursing Home is located in Blake Street, Skipton and offers 11 beds.

All the beds in both Nursing Homes are high care. Each room is furnished and residents are encouraged to decorate their own rooms in accordance with our agreed standards of the service. The communal areas are pleasant, comfortable and homely. Physical activity is encouraged where possible and residents can make use of the facilities of the Hostel and those in the locality.

We take care that the quality of food serviced and the choice, preparation and presentation of meals is appealing, nourishing and nutritious for residents. Relatives and friend are encouraged to dine with the residents for a small fee. Special dietary requirements are catered for and consultation with a dietician is provided.

Both Beaufort and Skipton Hostels have close links with Allied Health professionals and Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Speech, Pathology, and Dietician are all available.

Resident Admission

All prospective residents are requested to contact Debbie Gervasoni the Director of Nursing at Beaufort and Belinda Horsley the Director of Nursing at Skipton in the first instance of contemplating Residential Aged Care. Beaufort and Skipton Health Service maintains an Admission List which determines who is offered a bed when a vacancy arises. In order to be placed on the Admission List, a person must firstly have a current ACAS Assessment. They will then be asked to complete an admission form, provide a copy of the Aged Care Client Record (from the ACAS Assessment), a copy of Powers of Attorney and an Asset Assessment.

An appointment with a Social Worker can be arranged to assist with the completion of any paperwork and to discuss the whole range of issues associated with such a change in lifestyle.

It is desirable for prospective residents and their family representatives visit their chosen facility prior to admission. This provides an opportunity to view the hostel, meet the staff and discuss with the Director of Nursing any concerns and queries regarding prospective care.

Admission is on a needs basis, determined with the prospective resident, their family or friends, their General Practitioner, and the Director of Nursing/Unit Manager.

Beaufort and Skipton Health Service rely on the provision of information from the resident in order to determine fees to compile the Resident Agreement. In the case where this information is not forthcoming, the maximum fees will be charged. The maximum fees are determined by the government and can be located here

Beaufort Nursing Home

03 5349 1600

Skipton Nursing Home

03 5340 1100

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