The move to an aged care home does not mean you have to give up your interests. At The Oaks, we are committed to providing a wide range of activities to keep residents mentally and physically active. Family involvement is always encouraged, and we value each of our residents’ rights to individuality and will work with you to find activities that suit your interests.
Residents can relax in the spacious comfort of the main lounge with its open fire place and communal television or choose one of the other more private smaller areas. Hydronic heating, air conditioning in communal areas and individually controlled ceiling fans ensures a comfortable temperature throughout the home in all seasons.
In November 2015 Macedon Ranges Health were delighted to receive the keys to a brand new Toyota Commuter bus generously donated by The Gisborne & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank. The bus is used for transporting our residents at the Gisborne Oaks Residential Aged Care as well as used for community members that participate in our Lifestyle Enhancement Program. This bus replaced one of our buses that had over 200,000 kms and was well and truly ready for retirement after so many trips with our residents.
Exercise sessions are designed by a qualified physiotherapist to meet the individual needs of each resident.
Active and gentle exercise classes
Concerts and sing -a-longs
Arts and crafts such as a quilters group
Card and board games
Monthly BBQ’s, weather permitting
Group discussions including reminiscing and newspaper reading
Beauty and hair care
Pet therapy and
Dementia specific programs
Maintaining a community connection is vital to everyone’s well being. That’s why at The Oaks we actively encourage the involvement of family, friends and the broader community in the care and support of our residents. It is just a short stroll to the Gisborne shops and numerous cafes.
Families shouldn’t feel that they need to give up their role as carers. We believe that families and friends should be invited to continue their caring as much as they possibly can, and with unrestricted visiting hours they are always welcome. Likewise we encourage residents’ to maintain their personal friendships as well as facilitate new ones.
Residents can spend up to 52 nights a year away from The Oaks without affecting any government financial assistance and families are most welcome to facilitate such holidays.
We also encourage family and friends to participate in the planning of care through our various committees and family conferences.