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COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Residents

Please find below links to information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination from the Australian Department of Health. Please note, these links provide general information only, and we advise you consult your GP if you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination. What to expect on COVID-19 vaccination day at your residential aged care facility […]

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It’s Time to Care About Aged Care

As a nation we have spent more than two decades looking at how to fix our aged care system. With the Royal Commission set to deliver an historic set of recommendations, we can’t let this opportunity pass us by. The Australian Government must commit to comprehensive reform of the aged care system so all older […]

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Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Aged Care

The Australian Government has a strategy to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to everyone living in Australia. The vaccine roll-out roadmap outlines the staged roll-out of the vaccine to priority groups, which is expected to commence from late-February 2021. Below are some resources from The Department of Health you may find useful. COVID-19 Vaccine – Information for […]

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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

To prevent transmission of the COVID‐19 virus to our residents, access to Harbison is currently restricted. We are committed to maintaining visitor access to residents, including at small family gatherings, while minimising the risk of transmitting COVID‐19 to our residents and workforce. Please take time to read our Visitor Small Family Gathering Policy. Thank you […]

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An Update from the Chair of Harbison

“It is with great pleasure I introduce Katie Constantinou as the new chair of the Harbison board. Katie and I have worked on the transition for some time and the board is delighted that Katie accepted the role. Katie has been a member of the board since June 2018. Prior to her elevation she chaired […]

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Responsive Behaviours

What are Responsive Behaviours People with dementia experience psychological and behavioural symptoms associated with the disease. One of these symptoms can be the expression or utilisation of responsive behaviours. Responsive behaviours are: “The words, gestures and actions used by a person to express something that is important to THEM about their personal, social, physical environment”. […]

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Competition

Name Our New Moss Vale Cafe! We’re eagerly anticipating our new cafe at Moss Vale, including the new coffee picked specially: Bear and the Beard by Seven Mile Roasters. This blend of coffees from Latin America & Sumatra delivers a smooth, sweet richness that blends beautifully with milk. PLUS $1 from every bag of Bear […]

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Dementia: Frequently Asked Questions

When should a person with dementia move into a residential aged care facility? A residential aged care facility is suitable for eligible persons who are: Older and can no longer live independently at home or Are younger and have a disability, dementia or other specialist care need The decision of when to move into a […]

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive condition caused by a wide variety of diseases. Dementia can be described as a collection of symptoms which effect the brain and impact upon a person’s thinking, behaviour, movement and social functioning. There are several common types of dementia which are associated with specific brain changes. This includes: Alzheimer’s disease which […]

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Aged Care Employee Day | 7 August 2020

We encouraged the community to honour aged care workers and volunteers and say, “Thanks for Caring” in the lead up to Aged Care Employee Day (ACED 2020), on Friday 7 August. Thank you for sending beautiful messages to our staff. Your support makes us proud to do what we do.        

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