Gumleigh Gardens Hostel

Wagga Wagga

Gumleigh Gardens Hostel is an architect-designed residential aged-care centre with 15 dementia specific rooms and 28 single ensuite rooms and one double room, suitable for couples.

The new Hostel was purpose built in 2013 with courtyard gardens, water features and lovely walkways. The interior of the Hostel is furnished with modern design furnishings and fittings and there are both communal and smaller lounge areas including 6 outdoor sitting areas for residents and visitors.

Featuring flat screen televisions, library facilities, an on-site chapel with weekly services, the addition of the Hostel to the adjoining Gumleigh Gardens Village means that those who may require assisted care services can remain close and stay in touch with the community they have grown close to.

Gumleigh Gardens Aged Care Hostel is part of the Murray River Region of the United Protestant Association of New South Wales. A few paragraphs to summarise the main philosophy of your facility’s approach, the setting, location and features.

Gumleigh Gardens Hostel is in close proximity to the main shopping centre, doctors, medical specialists and the hospital. We are also surrounded by lovely small towns which make for interesting short day trips.

We cook fresh home-style meals daily with a seasonal four-week rotating menu. Families are welcome to join in all the facility events and are encouraged to visit as often as possible. Families and friends are welcome to join our residents for meals anytime.

All our staff are trained, passionate and genuinely love what they do. We have Registered and Enrolled Nurses to assist with clinical care and medication management. Our Care Service Employees can assist with all aspects of resident care 24 hours,  seven days a week. We also have two Recreational Activities officers who socially and emotionally assist with meeting the needs of our residents.

Our bus offers residents outings twice a week and we have many community events held at the facility including school visits, dance companies and singing groups.

The rooms

The rooms have been designed with wide entrances throughout, including into the ensuite. All rooms have 32 inch TVs, electric beds, lockable drawers and clothing cupboards. Security is also taken care of with an emergency call system and motion sensors in all rooms for those requiring extra monitoring overnight if a falls risk.

  • Seven sitting rooms, two dining rooms, chapel, library, two lounge rooms and activities area
  • The hairdresser visits twice a week, podiatrist every 6 weeks, optometrist and hearing specialist twice a year. Charles Stuart University dentistry students provide free teeth cleaning and dental work for small fee
  • Internet / WiFi
  • Rooms for family events

Activities

  • Morning walks
  • Gentle exercises, Tai Chi
  • Church services
  • Movies
  • Outings
  • Arts, crafts, sewing, painting
  • Card games
  • Music therapy
  • Balloon tennis
  • Music
  • Bingo
  • Puzzles
  • Radio

Refundable Accommodation Deposit – $400,000.

This is also determined by the ‘Permanent Residential Aged Care Request for Combined Assets and Income Assessment’ through the Department of Health.

For more information on pricing visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.

Please contact us for vacancies.

Christine Fulthorpe - Care Manager - Gumleigh Gardens Hostel

Christine Fulthorpe, Care Manager

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