Kowree Nursing home

Kowree Nursing Home is situated within a residential area of Edenhope close to Lake Wallace.  The Home is ideally positioned on the same site as the Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital and is adjacent to the acute care section of the hospital.

This facility accommodates 18 Residents who require 24 hour care by qualified nursing staff.  The facility is on one level to allow ease of access, assisting quality and comfortable accommodation in a welcoming environment.

The Kowree Nursing Home offers three four bed shared rooms, two  shared rooms and two single rooms with access to shared bathrooms.  It also accommodates a large open plan communal dining, television and activity area, with a smaller TV area available.  A quiet room is also available for individual therapies or for private time with family and friends.

The spacious airy activity area overlooks a garden and courtyard fully maintained by our onsite gardener.  The garden area has secure fencing with keypad access to ensure the view is not obstructed, but provides peace of mind for resident safety. Our garden provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.

Diversional Therapy Staff provide individualised leisure and activity programs for residents, including but not limited to:

  • Games
  • Beauty treatments
  • Massage
  • Music therapy
  • Videos
  • Men’s Groups
  • Bus Outings
  • Celebrations
  • Concerts

Residents can also attend a range of activities and entertainment provided for community members as part of health promotion programs at the Elsie Bennet Community Centre which is also positioned on site.

Our Nursing and Care Team are committed to providing an environment that is person centred and one that supports the individual needs of our residents. 24 hour care is provided by Registered Nursing Staff.

Other services include but are not limited to.

  • Access to 24 hour medical attention for emergencies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietician Service
  • Speech Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work and Counselling Service
  • Visiting Dentist
  • Radiology

All meals are prepared onsite by our professionally trained Chefs and kitchen staff.  This service allows us to maintain the quality  of meals to meet the specific dietary requirements of each resident.  Nutrition and hydration needs are discussed with each resident/relative taking into account individual preferences and needs as well as religious and cultural dietary customs.  Menus are frequently revised and residents are given the opportunity to have input.  Relatives are invited to dine with their resident for Sunday Lunch.

The Kowree Nursing Home provides high care respite when beds are available.  Respite services are also available in the Acute ward for people who may require a small amount of time in residential care due to ill health or if their regular carers are unable to provide care needs at home.  To use the respite facilities an Aged Care Assessment (ACAS) is required which indicates the requirement for high care respite.

Specialised chairs are available for residents with limited mobility to enable them to spend time out of bed socialising with other residents and assists with reducing risk of pressure injuries.