Jesmond Grove Hostel provides accommodation for 84 low care residents and includes general, dementia specific and dementia secure areas. The Hostel has provision for respite care and is also able to accommodate married couples.
Jesmond Grove is fully certified and accredited with the Department of Health & Ageing and the Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency. Additionally, the facility was awarded two Better Practice Awards in 2011 for the implementation of the Memory Magic program and the Cameos for Empathy in Dementia Care project.
The facility employs approximately 55 staff including the facility manager, registered nurses, enrolled nurses, care assistants, lifestyle & wellbeing and hotel services staff. Additionally, Anglican Care employs a Physiotherapist and Lifestyle & Wellbeing Co-ordinator who work across all of our residential aged care facilities. Unique to each of Anglican Care’s residential aged care facilities is the role of the Resident Liaison Officer. The objective of this role is to ensure that the individual and social wellbeing needs of our residents are met according to Anglican Care’s mission, vision and values. The Resident Liaison Officers also act as a liaison for residents and relatives with due regard to the Charter of Residents Rights and Responsibilities.
The quality of care provided at Jesmond Grove Hostel is enhanced by the provision of a stimulating lifestyle and wellbeing program. In 2011, the "Nostalgic Pathways" project was implemented into two wings of the Hostel. The objective of the project is to improve the mood and increase positive social and environmental interactions for residents living within the dementia specific wings of the Hostel by modifying the environment, both inside the Hostel and in outdoor areas via a series of ‘activity nooks’.
Anglican Care also has an active community of volunteers, with many volunteers providing additional services and new friendships to the residents of Jesmond Grove Hostel.
Located within the Wallsend Parish area, the facility is located approximately 15 minutes from John Hunter Hospital, is close to public transport and within walking distance of the Stockland Jesmond Shopping Centre. The facility enjoys close ties with the local GP’s, schools and other community groups.