Snowy River Hostel is brick with a colour bond roof and has a large open plan communal area. There is a lounge room, dining room, front porch area, a courtyard, and 3 smaller personalised sitting areas as well as large activity room.
There is a large kitchen that provides home style and nutritious meals. The residents have an input into the menu planning. The aroma of these meals is delightful while being cooked - adding to the home like environment.
The resident rooms are set out around an enclosed courtyard with a hall way connecting all areas. The hall is a pleasant indoor stroll, which can be used as an exercise activity. The courtyard is partially covered by 4 large umbrellas, with lots of seating and a BBQ. This area is large enough for many functions and we encourage family style activities in this area. A raised flower bed and fish tank is also included in this area.
A personalised call bell system is in place to assist with resident safety and care needs. There are wall bells in the residents room next to the bed and in the en suite and each resident has a personalised pendent to wear around their neck, so that the resident can feel safe in any area of the Hostel. Emergency bells have been strategically placed around the facility in common areas and corridors
Staffing at the hostel
Snowy River Hostel maintains a high staff to resident ratio, providing quick and efficient personalised care. These staff members are chosen for their dedication and friendliness, adding to the ambience of the facility. Qualified staff include the manager, registered nurse and all other staff have their Certificate III or IV in Aged Care as a minimum standard. Occasionally the facility takes on new recruits who are training in Aged Care. There is an afternoon sleep over staff member to provide care in the afternoons and is on call over night.
After hours care is through the care staff that follow policies and procedures with access to the manager or registered nurse via telephone.
The facility encourages pets visiting.
Extra services are available for residents at the hostel as required.
The are 3 smaller sitting areas around the facility. 1st is2.56 2nd is4.42 3rd is9.0 These are lovely warm open areas for the residents who want a quiet place to sit. The Stockman’s hut15.96 Raised vegetable garden300 Lawn area out back of facility900