Well yesterday turned out to be another busy day didn’t get around to doing a post but did manage to read something like 30 plus blogs and read all the comments on my last post just didn’t reply to them, all those who commented please forgive me for not replying.
Anyway as everyone knows I go and visit my Nan on Wednesday and yesterday was no different, she was up and dressed and down in the lounge room area. On the way home mum had a phone from the nursing home, they are moving Nan to a different room since the woman she shared with passed away over the weekend. They want the room for a married couple and mum understands that we remember what it was like we had to wait to get a room that Nan and pop could share. The only thing that worries us and I know how it is going to sound but anyway we worry that pop may not know where nan is, since we believe he is still there with her, I told mum he will follow nan to the new room and if Temika says he isn’t there then I will walk around to the old room and tell him where nan is……………..remember pop passed away on the 4th November 2010
Well I thought I would tell you about the nursing home she is in the name of the place is Koombahla it is an Aboriginal name and it means “gum trees” not that there are any gum trees on the property. It is a UnitingCare place and is home to 108 residents with 64 of them requiring high care of which Nan is one. It has a variety of activities for the residents such as concerts and outings there is also a staying active program for the low care residents.
Nan has been a few outings and likes to go to the concerts as she loves music. The rooms are either single or double rooms which we like, the place my Aunty Joyce was in had a number of rooms housing 4-6 people. Each room has a flat screen TV and built in wardrobe and of course the building is secured the residents can’t just wonder out as there is a button to press to open the doors. Someone like Nan wouldn’t know how to open the doors and the ones that do would be low care and they are allowed to leave the building.
They provide all the following services: Physical Therapy Nurses, Podiatrist, Church Service and Pastoral care support, a facility GP, open visiting hours and a hair & beauty salon which is good we still get Nan’s hair done once a month.
There are some things that the brochure says they have that I have never seen such as, a Library with computers, a pool table and vegetable and flower garden but then I have only been to the high care part and I guess those things may be in the low care part…………
All in all we are happy with the place, before she was transferred to this place nan was in another nursing home at Fingal Bay and that place we did not like at all…………….
Also the nursing home my Aunty Joyce was in was a dump compared to this place.