Jemalong Residential Village (JRV) at Forbes is a 91 place residential aged care community and also offers respite on request.
JRV has a strong focus on meeting residents' social, cultural and spiritual needs. A rich and varied program of recreational activities is provided and importance is placed on maintaining strong links to the religious faith communities within Forbes. A pastoral care coordinator helps residents maintain links with their cultural and spiritual life.
For more than 30 years, JRV has been a well respected and much loved aged care community within Forbes. It prides itself on being an integral part of the community. JRV is one of the largest employers in Forbes and is well supported by local business and the residential community.
Of the individual rooms, 30 beds are in a secure dementia unit, with a generous recreational area and separate hairdressing facilities and coffee shop.
A strong volunteer group provides many hours of activity and involvement for residents at JRV.
Established in 1972, JRV was founded by the Forbes Jemalong Aged Peoples Association (FJAPA). FJAPA wanted to establish an aged care service by the community for the community. JRV opened in 1977. Following a three year management partnership with Catholic Healthcare, JRV transitioned the residential aged care community to Catholic Healthcare in June 2006.
JRV is located in Church Street, Forbes, and is bounded by Church, Hill, Berkley and Bathurst Streets. It is adjacent to the rear of Forbes District Hospital.
Significant awards received in the past include:
- Forbes Business Awards 2005, Most Outstanding Business - Professional Category
- Forbes Business Awards 2008 and 2009 Nominated Most Outstanding Business – Professional Category
- Forbes Citizen of the Year, awarded to JRV's most active volunteer on Australia Day 2006 for her participation at JRV.
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