Penshurst Nursing Home
Penshurst Nursing Home was opened in 1988 (then known as the W.J. Lewis Wing) and provides permanent accommodation for 19 residents. It offers nursing care to the frail, elderly and disabled in our community. The facility offers double and single rooms and provides an environment of comfort, dignity and security. Staff provide an holistic approach to the care they deliver and encourage all residents to maintain their independence and special interests, and also to develop new friendships and interests.
The facility receives funding from the Australian Government and is regularly monitored by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. Each aged care facility is committed to providing ongoing high quality care to their residents. The Australian Government introduced nationally legislated standards of care, which each facility must meet and be accredited for, to receive ongoing funding. The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency is the independent body responsible for managing the accreditation and ongoing supervision of Commonwealth funded aged care homes. The Accreditation Standards are detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 1997. There are four standards: Management systems, staffing and organisational development; Health and personal care; Resident lifestyle; and Physical environment and safe systems.