Volunteers at Fairway
Café Frida could not exist without our loyal volunteers. It is they who keep it open and always give service with a smile. Overall, our devoted volunteers give that extra dimension of care that enriches residents’ lives.
The Cycling Without Age program could not exist without them. Experienced volunteers train the new bike pilots. These volunteer pilots fill the rosters for the daily outings that so delight the residents, who once again feel ‘the wind in their hair’ out and about in their community.
Volunteers also hold craft sessions, armchair travel talks, reminiscence sessions and Bingo, amongst many other social interaction contacts. They provide companionable relationships with residents on a one on one basis. Volunteers work closely with the Lifestyle team and augment their activities. As well as Lifestyle and the Café, they also support other Departments including the Board of Directors, administration, care, kitchen and the garden.
Some have been volunteering for years and even decades. Fairway salutes them and deeply appreciates all their enriching efforts. All is done with empathy and kindness. They are a network of goodwill.
For more information, please contact our Lifestyle Manager on (03) 9599 4189.
Medical and Nursing
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.
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 daily services at Fairway are of the highest possible standard, but sometimes you need a little more. For an extra charge, we can offer ‘enriched living’ experiences that include additional wining and dining options and extra lifestyle programs.
We approach the transition to palliative care with sensitivity, treating you with dignity and respect at all times.
The palliative care journey is most successful when embarked upon with full trust and excellent communication. We will listen to your wishes and include your family and supporters at every opportunity.
Innovative Dementia Living
Our home-like dementia living area is a safe, calm and secure space, set within beautiful surroundings. It’s a place full of life and optimism, where music and art therapy allow residents to express themselves and activities and entertainment are thoughtfully considered and contribute to the residents’ quality of life. A recreated 1950s kitchen offers a unique kind of reminiscence therapy for residents, transporting them often to some of their happiest moments.