RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
The Beaufort Hostel is located just off the Western Highway in Burton St, Beaufort and offers 12 hostel beds (11 permanent beds and 1 respite bed). The Skipton Hostel is located in Blake Street, Skipton and offers 9 hostel beds (8 permanent beds and 1 respite bed).
Both the Hostels are ground level facilities with easy access via covered entrances at the front of the buildings. The rooms are purpose built with the facility ensuring residents are cared for in a manner specific to their needs. Each room has an easily accessible garden. Residents have a nurse call bell located beside their bed and in the bathrooms. There is a separate kitchen, dining room and sitting room access for use by residents and visitors in each hostel.
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.
There is a hairdresser who will visit on request and residents may participate in any of the activities run by the Day Centre run by Pyrenees Shire Council in Beaufort or in Skipton by our Day Centre.
There is also a full range of exercise and activity programs, including a walking group, strength training and Men's Club.
Religious services are arranged at the Hostel to meet the diverse range of religious practices of our residents.
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 when contemplating Residential Aged Care. Beaufort and Skipton Health Service maintains a waiting list for each facility and residents are selected on perceived need in accordance with discussion with the service providers and District Nurses.
In order to be placed on the waiting 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 relies 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