Rumbalara House – Care, comfort and contemporary outlook
A beautiful new residential care wing is now open at Rumbalara House. It offers our residents and their visiting families a lovely environment to feel supported and welcome. Rumbalara House is located on Adelene’s tranquil village grounds which are surrounded by native bushland, providing a scenic place to live when it becomes too difficult to manage at home.
Adelene’s rich history of care spanning nearly 40 years has guided the blueprint for this architecturally designed residence. We have incorporated details that bring an ease and accessibility to care where our residents have their daily needs attended to by our thoughtful, attentive and well-trained staff.
Rumbalara House tastefully combines comfortable shared spaces and private suites so residents can vary their days and join in activities when they wish, adding to a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment. Large windows in the lounge areas and private suites create an uplifting backdrop of sunny aspects and garden views. With generous interior spaces flowing through generous corridors to each room, the design assists residents to move easily between areas, to enable as much independence as possible.
Spacious and bright
Rumbalara House has 50 single rooms. All suites are complete with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and bright, giving staff and residents plenty of floor area and visibility to move around easily with mobility aids. And each room has its own air conditioner to create comfortable living. Every suite in Rumbalara House offers:
- A large and airy private room with natural light
- Spacious ensuite with mobility-friendly design
- Quality built, electronically adjustable bed
- Emergency call buttons
- Purpose designed fixtures and fittings
- Flat screen television (Foxtel ready extra charges apply)
- Reverse cycle airconditioning
- Built-in wardrobe and bedside drawers
- Lounge chair and seating area
- Close proximity to staff and the central nurses hub
Café area and dining options
Nutritious and fresh meals are part of the Adelene care experience. Prepared onsite and served in the dining room, our residents enjoy a variety of tasty dishes every day. We also cater for special dietary needs such as diabetic or pureed foods. Chatting over a cup of tea is often a familiar and enjoyable time with family and friends, and visitors are welcome to use the tea and coffee making facilities or enjoy refreshments in our café. If visitors let us know they would like to share meal times we can certainly accommodate requests.
The security of help on hand
Adelene’s Rumbalara House offers safety and security that helps to alleviate the physical and emotional concerns that come with increased frailty. We are here to help and our services cover:
- Trained staff on hand 24 hours
- Excellent ongoing education program
- The most up to date care with the best available facilities and equipment possible
- Assistance with daily needs such as showering, dressing and mobility
- Managing medications
- Nutritious meals and special dietary requirements
- Laundry and cleaning
- Social and recreational activities
- eEmergency call buttons
- vVisiting doctor, podiatrist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist and we can assist with other allied health arrangements if needed
- Visiting chaplains from local churches and additional essential services such as hairdressers, optometrists etc
- Harmony Lounge to assist with pain management (remedial massage, TENS machine, hot packs and laser therapy).
Adelene has a long history of caring for palliative care residents, their families and individual needs.
Palliative care at Adelene is person and family-centred care provided for a person with an active, progressive, advanced disease. The primary goal is to optimise the quality of life.
End-of-life care is the last few weeks of life in which a resident needs care and support from experienced professionals. The needs of patients and their carers is higher at this time. This phase of palliative care is recognised as one in which increased services and support are essential to ensure quality, coordinated care from the health care team is being delivered.
Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
Palliative care identifies and treats symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.
Because palliative care is based on individual needs, the services offered will differ for each individual.
Care at Adelene is diverse and individual and may include:
- Relief of pain and other symptoms
- Specialised equipment
- Assistance for families to come together to talk about sensitive issues
- Links to other services such as home help and financial support
- Support for people to meet cultural obligations
- Support for emotional, social and spiritual concerns
- Counselling and grief support
Adelene Court offers accommodation for 30 residents. As it was opened in 1981 with a focus on being like home, the rooms have the advantage of a set up that is now rarely available with bedroom, ensuite and a separate lounge room.
Adelene Court residents have emergency access to care staff 24 hours a day and every unit is fitted with a call bell and portable alarm.
Adelene Court is a balance between not having to worry about things like cooking, cleaning and care while maintaining independence and choice. Our residents are supported to lead lives that are as independent and active as possible. Nourishing meals are prepared fresh onsite and served in the dining room which offers a relaxed and informal environment where residents have the opportunity to enjoy the company of others.
Our wonderful staff provide care that is respectful and understanding of each person’s rights to dignity, privacy and freedom of choice. Besides the excellent nursing care, we also have Lifestyle and Activities staff, additional services such as a hairdresser, podiatrist and an optometrist visiting regularly. Other medical professional services and allied health arrangements can be provided if needed.
Adelene has a proud history of being accredited for over 10 years, having always passed accreditation without a single issue or adverse finding.
Residents can take part in the care and management of Adelene Court through bi-monthly committee meetings.
Call us or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page to make an appointment to come in and have a look around Adelene Court, chat to our staff and see if we can make your life a little easier.
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