Dorset Lodge specialises in caring for the elderly and frail. We offer a range of low-care living options and services tailored to your individual needs. Our qualified and experienced team of carers go that extra mile to ensure your comfort and safety 24 hours per day. We have a proven track record and high standing reputation in our field for providing excellent personal care and improving the lives of our residents. We pride ourselves on maintaining this high level of service day in, day out.
Our extensive level of services are tailored individually to the personal needs and goals of each resident in the aim of enriching their lives and providing a safe, secure and homely environment.
Please read below some of the services available at Dorset Lodge or contact our Facility Manager- Sandra Johns on 03 9722 8844 to discuss the different living and personal care options available to you.
Individually tailored Personal Care
Dorset Lodge has built a reputation for over 18 years in providing the very best in personal care. Our qualified and experienced care team deliver this personal care with privacy, dignity and love. Each tailored care program recognises the residents individual needs and wants in all areas of the residents health and well being.
If required, the following personal care services are available: 24hr (stand up) personal care, showering, dressing, personal grooming, incontinence management, mobility assistance, medication administering and management, bed making and changing, laundering of linen and personal clothing, cleaning and maintenance of individual suites and the entire facility
Food and Nutrition
We understand the importance of quality food. Fresh, nutritious meals are a feature of Dorset Lodge. The central commercial kitchen prepares and serves our meals, which are cooked fresh daily by our in-house qualified Chef’s.
The extensive menu is designed by a trained food nutritionist with experience in geriatric dietary requirements. The meals are varying with the freshest seasonal ingredients used. We cater for any dietary requirement and offer alternative main meals. All main meals are provided aswell as morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. We also provide pre-dinner drinks served during our happy hour on Fridays.
Allied Health Professionals
Dorset Lodge manages the provision of allied health professionals as required by the resident and family. We can arrange regular in-house visits for the following services:
Doctors, Chemists, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Massage Therapists, Hairdressers and Beauticians.
Arranging these various appointments and maintaining regular health checks can be difficult and time consuming. This important service allows ease of access to your choice of health professional without the problems.
Leisure and lifestyle
We have an extensive daily lifestyle program that’s encourage participation in a range of activities including competitive games, arts and crafts, card-playing, gardening and bus tours. All of our activities are at the pace of the individual, without undue pressure.
Keeping busy, staying active and enjoying time together is part of life at Dorset Lodge. We know the sense of purpose and fulfilment is vital and we offer activities that maintain physical movement, stimulate mental alertness, create social interaction and pursue cultural and spiritual endeavours.