The Birches was opened in 1999 and provides permanent and respite accommodation for 45 residents and offers nursing care to the frail, elderly and disabled in our community. Residents at The Birches enjoy single rooms, with ensuite facilities and are provided with an environment of comfort, dignity and security. The Birches also has a secure unit within the facility and this provides care for dementia specific residents.
Staff members 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.
An ACAS assessment must be completed before admission.