When we were designing Gaynes Park Manor, one of our highest aims was for people to feel like they live in their own apartment, not in an institution or hospital. Of course, they also need to feel supported, safe and secure with the best clinical care on hand when it’s needed. We’re pleased to say we have achieved this balance it starts with the room feeling warm and welcoming; a space anyone would enjoy. Each room is filled with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows with different views that either oversee planter boxes, landscaped grounds and, for the upper floors, views of the surrounding suburbs and hills. The incoming natural light highlights soft finishes, natural colours, and timber features. The room and its ensuite feel spacious. But it’s what is missing that helps complete the full story. What you won’t see are ‘nurse call bells’ on the wall or ‘fall mats’ on the floor. These contribute to the clinical feel of traditional nursing homes. Instead, we have created “Call Assist”, the Southern created “Call Assist”, and the Southern Hemisphere’s first truly mobile call system.
Over three floors with two houses of 16 rooms on each floor - All our rooms are well appointed with quality soft furnishings and welcoming décor, and include air conditioning, built in wardrobes and shelving and windows with a varying views. TV, Internet and phone points are available in all rooms.
Gaynes Park Manor is part of the Life Care Residential Living community. The campus including a residential aged care home, assisted living apartments, a restaurant and shared outdoor areas.
At Life Care, we have turned the traditional aged care model on its head by ensuring respect for people’s preferences, promoting resident and family empowerment, and taking a more holistic approach to overall wellbeing. We focus on and enhance all the things people can do, rather than the things they can no longer do.
People are free to live as they please, structuring their day as they wish, although being in a community means people are able to contribute to the group through taking on different roles as they choose. Each community also has its own support team that they get to know, further growing the community. And of course each of these smaller communities is part of the much larger community of Gaynes Park Manor and its surrounding suburb.
In addition to everything else, people will also enjoy a range of extra services for a small additional fee. These include flat-screen LED television in your room; entertainment and latest movies on demand; regular live entertainment; a broad menu selection with all meals cooked on-site including regular cooked breakfast, wine or beer with lunch and additional hot lunch options; Wi-Fi access and the ability to connect online with family and friends; daily newspapers in the communal lounges; mobile library; café for meeting and entertaining family and friends or for a quiet cup of coffee; garden area with aviary and equipment for the grandchildren; and, MediMap, Australia’s first e-Medication management system that ensures timely, individualised medication delivery with enhanced prompt communication between Life Care, the family GP and pharmacies
Nursing home features
- Medium home (96 beds)
Types of care
Additional details: Medi-Map, Call Assist, Wall mounted Smart TV, Infotainment System available.