As well as having all of the usual aged care catering, cleaning, laundry and care services overseen by an experienced Registered Nurse, Fairway also provides the below additional services.
All residents have health issues, either physical, cognitive or a combination of both. Clinical issues are of vital concern and all residents are closely monitored. The resident’s GP oversees all medical orders in collaboration with nursing staff. Direct care is provided by nurses and personal carers over the 24 hour continuum. Medications, wound care, observations, treatments and nursing interventions are managed with expertise and confidence.
Fairway has a highly trained and experienced Div. 1 RN as our Clinical Care Co-Ordinator. We have 24 hours on call RN1 cover, as well as each shift being overseen by a Nurse in Charge. Fairway’s staff to resident ratio is extremely generous.
If hospitalization is required for acute illness, Sandringham Hospital is right next door. Where possible we try to avoid the disruption hospitalisation causes by calling upon the services of Alfred Hospital’s Mobile Assessment and Treatment Service. This Doctor and Nurse team does in-house assessments and can organize for many treatments to be carried out within the resident’s own room. The regular GP is always consulted with full follow-up provided.
This is a time for trust and excellent communication. Resident and family wishes are paramount and Advance Care Planning is offered to all to ensure that wishes are fulfilled. Fairway has the resources and medical and nursing expertise to ensure a gentle and dignified final chapter. The family are welcomed to stay and sleep over, meals and refreshments are offered regularly and all staff work to dispel any fears or concerns. We treat the end of life with great respect and understanding. By being of support through this huge family event we honour our dear residents and memories are always of an uplifting time of sharing, warmth and love.
The difference between existing and truly living is the attention paid to the social, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of people. Loneliness and isolation are banished once entering Fairway, with a huge range of social and creative interests to become involved in. Choice is the thing and there are outlets for all personality types from those who enjoy reading and passive interests through to those who relish outings on the bus or “Cycling without Age” by the beach. The therapeutic effect of music and art therapy is well documented, and trained therapists oversee our programs. Other choices include craft, quizzes, trivia, armchair travel, knitting group, movies, indoor golf, rumikin, mahjong, High Teas, bibliography and literature group, walking groups, newspaper reading, conversation groups, visiting library services, visiting musicians and entertainers.
There are many other pleasurable experiences to be enjoyed as well as spiritual services with all major cultural events celebrated to the full.
Having our own bus is a boon for outings including the library, Ricketts Point Tea House, and many other destinations.
Our Lifestyle Manager is innovative and inspiring, leading a large team which utilizes the Montessori approach of maximizing independence and self determination rather than over-protecting in the face of functional decline.