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Joseph Banks Aged Care Facility

TYPES OF CARE

There are a number of service and types of care on offer at the Joseph Banks Aged Care facility. See below to find out more:

  • Registered Nurse – support and advice 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Qualified Chef & Meal Choices – warm-hearted homelike cooking freshly prepared on site. The menu includes two delicious meal choices / sitting.
  • Lifestyle Program – in-house and comprehensive, incorporating regular activities.
  • Kitchenette – Includes heated or chilled filtered water, and complimentary tea & coffee for visitors and residents.
  • Laundry Service – Personalised, with all machine washable garments laundered on- site (excluding dry-clean only garments)
  • Cleaning – Resident’s rooms and ensuite are cleaned weekly.
  • Physiotherapist – Visits on-site to assist in optimising residents functional abilities.
  • Dementia Care Group – A special care group which address social isolation. Operating after hours and on Saturdays, with dedicated activities.
  • Palliative Care – A specialised “link” team trained to provide support and advice to residents and their families in a respectful and sensitive manner.
  • Continence Management – specific individualised advice is available from our fully trained, sensitive and confidential Registered Nurses.
  • Respite – is also available on-site.
  • Religious Services.

Optional Additional CARE

We should be able to meet most additional or extraordinary requests a resident or relatives bring to us and negotiate on the price.

Qualified persons are available to support residents with activities and or appointments (A&A) other than the services we normally provide (eg resident visiting GP/specialist outside the facility). An assessment evaluating A&A should determine the equipment, the number and type of staff member/s needed to support the request, the availability of such staff member plus other expenses to complete the request.

Hourly rate of staff members:

  • Carer – $41.00
  • Carer meds comp – $44.00
  • Activity – $48.00
  • Registered Nurse – $68.00
  • Kitchen hand – $38.00
  • Chef – $50.00

The hourly rate increases by:

  • 15% – after 6pm and before 7am weekdays
  • 50% – on Saturdays
  • 75% – on Sundays and public holidays
  • 100% – on Christmas day
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