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Day Respite Centre opening at Moonee Valley- April 2019

March 19, 2019

Embracia Moonee Valley is happy to announce the opening of our Day Respite Centre in late April 2019, a welcoming haven for clients over the age of 65 years. Loved ones can be dropped off to experience Embracia Moonee Valley on a Wednesday and/or Thursday between 9.30 am- 3.00 pm. These days will increase in line with demand over time.

This is a wonderful opportunity to give your loved one a taste of what it’s like at an aged care facility. They’ll be able to rest and interact with others in the community in a completely safe and friendly environment.

High quality short term aged care

The day respite program is overseen by qualified nursing staff providing the highest level of care for our visitors. Our team of personal carers, nurses and lifestyle staff will be on hand to provide assistance and support throughout the day.

Whilst an aged care assessment (ACAS) is preferred, it is not essential. The Aged Care Assessment does provide us with a complete medical history, however our qualified clinicians will also undertake their own assessment before admission to the program to ensure we can meet all the client’s care needs. The important thing is communication. We know you’re entrusting us with your loved one for the day and we don’t take that lightly.

Respite care for the whole family

Our designated lifestyle, nursing and care staff, will create a varied program of activities to keep our day centre clients engaged and inspired. Consider it a self-care outing for your loved one and a period of welcome respite for you. The day to day pressures of caring for an aging loved one can become overwhelming for even the most resilient family members, so taking a break is a wise and kind practice for both you and your loved one.

The introduction of a one or two day a week routine of respite care for your loved one will give your family and the primary caregiver some valuable time off. Whether you use it to run errands, catch a yoga class or just read a book at home. You’ll be giving yourself a well earned break at the same time as helping your relative ease gently into this next stage of life.

Fall In love with Embracia Moonee Valley

The scene is set for our visitors and residents to have a great day out at the Moonee Valley Day Respite centre. Everything from good coffee, delicious chef prepared meals, a funny movie, gentle exercise classes and an afternoon in the library or even a nurturing haircut. Clients will also have access to all amenities within the home including the café, outdoor spaces, chapel, physiotherapy, and the hair salon.

Our clients find the benefits of social interaction and getting involved with others in the aged community is a great way to help them feel connected. Just being out of the house and on an outing is a great way to lift their spirits.

An introduction to Aged Care

If you’re wondering about the future, the Moonee Valley Day Respite program is a great way for family members to ease their loved one into the aged care process gently. At some point they may need permanent care, so we’d love to welcome them and make them as comfortable as possible with the home, in-case that time may arise down the track.

There are lots of aged care facilities out there, but Moonee Valley is one of the few who takes a truly holistic approach to maintain the health and well being of our elderly clients. Our team of staff are compassionate leaders who go the extra mile for our residents to ensure their time in aged care is as comfortable, stimulating and fun as possible.

Contact Embracia Moonee Valley today

If you’d like your loved one to experience a day in the Respite Centre, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 8579 4800 or CLICK HERE to complete a quick form to register your interest. We can talk through their needs, book in a tour and make sure we have everything on hand to care for them while they’re with us.

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Welcome to David Turnbull, Manager at Embracia Moonee Valley

February 27, 2019

Embracia Moonee Valley welcomes David Turnbull as their newest Manager and member of the team.

David was born and bred in the inner North West. He understands the local community well after living in the area most of his life, attending College in Keilor and playing for community basketball and football clubs. David has a keen interest in cooking, keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with his young family.

David’s previous role was as National Sales and Operations Manager at the Salvation Army. Here his work involved helping the less fortunate find new opportunities including many struggling elderly who are in need of a helping hand. Although this is his first foray into the Aged Care industry, his passion to help people is what drives him the most – and he’s excited about what he can bring to Moonee Valley’s rich ambience and culture.

“I’m committed to doing what I can to help people’s families feel comfortable knowing that their loved one is happy, safe and well cared for”, David said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact on people’s lives, which is what I love to do.”

David mentioned how especially grateful he is to be working within such a supportive team, and how comfortable he has felt from the beginning. “Walking in from day one, the level of care and inspiration has been tremendous from the Embracia team ” David explained.

“They’re always there to help each other, a very tight knit team with a lot of passion and energy.”

One of David’s driving interests is creating a positive environment for growth and opportunity, allowing current and new staff to pursue their own professional and personal goals.

“This is something of which I would like to build upon here at Embracia. This role has opened up a great opportunity to learn and grow, which is exactly the culture I want to nurture  here with the staff. As Embracia expands, this will mean new faces joining the team and more opportunities for all involved. So this will be an exciting time”.

Welcome to the Embracia team David, we are excited to have you on board.

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