Caring about care

Merit. Emmerton Park has had its commitment to excellence in care reaffirmed. The local aged care home recently received its renewed accreditation of standards by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.  “It’s a real team effort to maintain our accreditation,” says chief executive officer Ian Adams. “Our staff, residents and volunteers; everyone does so much.”  …

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Stress buster

Wellbeing. Emmerton Park is helping residents reduce stress through mindfulness. It is not only residents who are practising being in the present, they are joined by staff, volunteers and members of the wider community. Technology plays a great part in the weekly sessions, with the group’s teacher Astrid de Ruiter based on the mainland and …

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Support for residents

Donation. The giving spirit of the community will provide comfort and safety to Emmerton Park residents living with Huntington’s disease. More than $20,000 in donations from the Montagu Campers, Treasure Chest and Huntington’s Disease Association of Tasmania allowed for the purchase of a purpose built bed and chair for the local aged care home. Huntington’s …

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Cheers everyone

Event. Emmerton Park will celebrate 10 years in the aged care home next week. Following the 50 year anniversary of the organisation late last year, residents and staff will mark one decade in the current facility with an afternoon tea. Previously situated at the former Wybia Motel, community fundraising as well as $8.5 million worth …

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Wall of nature

Art. Bright and brilliant, residents at Emmerton Park may now enjoy a moment in the sun to admire the work of local artists and volunteers. A new mural depicting a scene typical to Tasmanian gardens was recently created for the aged care home. Designed by Fran Joyce, the mural was brought to life by her …

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Tributes for friends

Memory. All through the day not a resident was stirring as they waited to see who would win in the inaugural Light Up the Park competition. A suggestion made by staff member Jane Ollington to lift the spirits of the Emmerton Park family is bringing joy this Christmas. “We’ve had a pretty hard year, we needed …

9 months ago 0

Ambition awarded

Recognition. Natasha Coates has won the Training Student of the Year Award. The Emmerton Park employee gained the Business and Service Industries Student of the Year Award for Certificates Two and Three at the Work and Training awards held in Hobart on Friday before taking out the top title. Following over a year of study, …

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CEO appointed

EP. Emmerton Park has announced that it has appointed Ian Adams as its chief executive officer, following the sudden passing of Robert Barden in September. Mr Adams is the executive manager of business services at Huon Regional Care, having formerly been a chief operating officer and deputy CEO at Southern Cross Care in Hobart. Prior to …

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Spotlight on dementia support

Talk. Sally Cockburn, general practitioner and health communicator, will be in Smithton next week to speak to locals on the topic of dementia. Emmerton Park, with sponsorship from Circular Head Council, has welcomed the opportunity to invite Dr Cockburn to speak, noting nearly 8000 people in Tasmania currently have a dementia diagnosis. Dr Cockburn has …

1 year ago

Aged care outbreak

Health. Emmerton Park has temporarily closed its doors to visitors as the aged care facility deals with a number of confirmed cases of influenza. Christine Hyde, director of care, said staff were also monitoring other residents who had cold like symptoms. “We have kept in touch with family members and have discouraged any visitors, however if …

1 year ago
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