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  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is currently underway.

    Here at Cranbrook Care, we are fully supportive of the Royal Commission and any other regulatory initiatives designed to enhance the lives of older Australians in care in our community.

    At Cranbrook Care the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff are paramount, and we remain committed to openness and transparency in relation to the quality of care we provide.

    We understand the significance, responsibility, and levels of trust that families place upon aged care providers, including Cranbrook Care, in looking after their ageing loved ones. In recognition of this, we aim to deliver the highest quality of care and service for all our residents and will continue to do so. We are also constantly striving to improve the communication and interaction between residents and their families, and staff.

    You can also find out more and follow the progress of the Royal Commission via its website at agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au.

  • Cranbrook at Home’s bespoke home care services gives families a helping hand with no wait time

    Cranbrook at Home’s bespoke home care services gives families a helping hand with no wait time

    With waitlists for home care services across Sydney at an all-time high, Cranbrook Care, a leading aged care provider has commenced their own private in-home care service without the need for a Government assessment.

    Cranbrook at Home provides immediate peace of mind for families on the Lower North Shore who are seeking support in caring for their ageing relatives.

    Many families on Sydney’s Lower North Shore feel that although their loved ones are not ready to move into residential aged care, they can’t wait for in-home services. Cranbrook at Home assists families who are often time poor and stretched between caring for their ageing parents, family life and work commitments.

    The added benefit to families is Cranbrook at Home’s close association with Lansdowne Gardens in Neutral Bay. Lansdowne Gardens has gained an award-winning reputation as a leading aged care residence in Australia, offering luxurious suites and lifestyle services in carefully restored heritage buildings overlooking Sydney Harbour. Cranbrook at Home will initially be available to clients living in the vicinity of Lansdowne Gardens.

    “Lansdowne Garden’s stellar reputation means we have an ever-growing wait list for residential aged care and families on our wait list have taken up private in-home care as an alternative. In order to meet the needs of our valued clients, we decided to extend our excellent reputation in care and service to people in the comfort of their own home,” says Kerry Mann, CEO of Cranbrook Care.

    “There shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to ageing. Over the course of our 18 years in the aged care sector, we’ve helped thousands of people transition into retirement living and aged care accommodation. We’ve also encountered a proportion of seniors who need support but aren’t ready or do not want to leave the family home,” says Ms Mann.

    Services provided by Cranbrook at Home range from companionship, housekeeping, laundry, bed-making and ironing to grocery shopping, meal preparation, basic home maintenance, pet care, medication monitoring, help with personal care, and travelling to appointments.

    For those who need it, higher level care is also available, such as registered nursing, speech therapy, podiatry, gardening, physiotherapy, massage and beauty services.

    “The benefits of in-home care are well recognised. This type of service can keep loved ones comfortable, enable them to continue with their daily routine, allow them to enjoy one-on-one attention from a care giver, and even provide them with access to a customised home care plan to suit the individual and their family’s needs. Research has also indicated patients recover from illness and surgery more easily – and rapidly – in their own home,” explained Ms Mann.

    “Peace of mind is a significant benefit for families with elderly relatives, particularly if they don’t live close by or can’t spare the time to regularly attend to their needs. Just knowing their loved ones are receiving help with a range of daily activities – from showering and using the stove, to being escorted on errands and being reminded to take their medication – can be a huge relief, especially for the families of those who live with dementia.

    “There are no waiting lists to access Cranbrook at Home’s bespoke service,” said Ms Mann, “This means we can provide instant relief for families whenever it’s needed – whether it be full-time or an ad hoc basis, or even while families are on holidays or out of town.”

    “In addition to our bespoke in-home services, Cranbrook at Home also invites clients to join activities and events at Lansdowne Gardens. While visiting, guests can socialise with residents and even make use of award winning facilities like the Reflections hair & beauty salon, state of the art gym and hydrotherapy pool. This allows for Cranbrook at Home’s clients to gain a sense of community while also maintaining their independence,” she added.

  • Final Stage of Cranbrook Residences Complete

    Final Stage of Cranbrook Residences Complete

    Amid much excitement, the second stage of Cranbrook Residences Bella Vista has been completed and is now ready to welcome eager residents from the beginning of November to its vibrant, growing community in a picturesque setting overlooking the championship Castle Hill Country Club.

    With the development’s Stage One residents settled in and enjoying the idyllic locale, premium quality accommodation and extensive on-site lifestyle facilities, Cranbrook Care CEO Kerry Mann expressed her delight at reaching this next milestone at Cranbrook Residences, which is setting a new benchmark for seniors’ living.

    The completion of Stage Two adds 26 beautifully-appointed purpose-built one, two and three-bedroom residences, as well as a cinema, multi-purpose arts and crafts room and a well-stocked library featuring a mix of classics and contemporary fiction.

  • Cranbrook Residences Opens

    Cranbrook Residences Opens

    Cranbrook Residences is delighted to welcome its first residents who moved into their luxurious apartments today. These residents are the first of many moving in the coming weeks. It’s lovely seeing residents setting up their homes and meeting their neighbours. The Cafe is now open for residents to meet up with family and friends for a coffee and a bite to eat. As residents settle in over the coming weeks there will be plenty of activities and social events for this growing community.

  • Bayswater Gardens Opens its Doors

    Bayswater Gardens Opens its Doors

    Cranbrook Care has welcomed it’s first residents to Bayswater Gardens a state of the art aged care residence overlooking Hen & Chicken Bay at Abbotsford, with more set to call it home over the coming weeks.

    Commenting on the opening Ms Kerry Mann, CEO, Cranbrook Care, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome our first residents, and their friends and families to Bayswater Gardens”.

    “At Cranbrook Care we strive to enrich the lives of older Australians. Each resident will be cared for by a team of skilled professionals, including those in nursing, hospitality, personal care, cuisine, maintenance, administration and much more,” said Ms Mann.

    Residents of Bayswater Gardens, which is adjacent to Henry Lawson Park, will be able to choose from a number of beautifully appointed lounge and dining areas designed by leading interior architects Pike Withers as well as a range of lifestyle services, including physiotherapy, massage and podiatry. A hydrotherapy pool, hair and beauty salon and gymnasium with premium, age-specific exercise equipment from Finland are located within the state-of-the-art Reflections Wellness Centre. The Leisure & Lifestyle team will keep residents busy with a daily schedule encompassing exercises, games, art and crafts, in-house concerts, history discussions and seminars, outings to the local area and much more.

     

  • Bella Vista Gardens Welcomes First Residents

    Bella Vista Gardens Welcomes First Residents

    The team at Bella Vista Gardens is excited to open its doors and welcome the first residents into its new aged care residence overlooking the Castle Hill Country Club golf course in Kellyville, with many more set to call it home over the coming months.

    Commenting on the opening Ms Kerry Mann, CEO, Cranbrook Care, said: “It is a delight to welcome our first residents and their families to Bella Vista Gardens, our new aged care residence which has been developed in response to increasing demand for quality, bespoke seniors’ care. Each resident will be looked after by a comprehensive team of professionals, including those in nursing, hospitality, personal care, cuisine, maintenance, administration and more.

    “At Cranbrook Care we strive to enrich the lives of older Australians, and we look forward to delivering our unique approach to aged care to our new residents at Bella Vista Gardens,” added Ms Mann.

    The new team at Bella Vista Gardens is led by an experienced leadership team, and will offer the highest level of service to residents, encompassing bespoke Extra Services, dementia care, palliative care and respite care.

  • Bayswater Gardens: A Beautiful Place to Work

    Bayswater Gardens: A Beautiful Place to Work

    Bayswater Gardens, a state of the art aged care residence on the waterfront at Abbotsford in the inner west of Sydney will be opening in Spring 2016. This modern aged care residence will feature exceptional design quality and architectural excellence within a warm and welcoming environment.

    Do you have a vision for exceptional wellbeing for residents?
    We are looking to work with:

    Registered Nurses

    Personal Care Assistants

    Cooks

    Kitchen Hands

    Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinators

    Property Services Manager

    Laundry Attendant

    If you are interested in pursuing a career with us and you are professional, energetic and enthusiastic, email your CV to careers@bayswatergardens.com.au.

  • Career Opportunities in The Hills

    Career Opportunities in The Hills

    Cranbrook Care is currently constructing Bella Vista Gardens, a state of the art aged care residence at Bella Vista, in The Hills Shire, north west of Sydney. Idyllically located overlooking the picturesque Castle Hill Country Club Golf Course, this modern aged care residence will feature exceptional design quality and architectural excellence within a warm and welcoming environment.
    Do you have a vision for exceptional wellbeing for residents?
    We are looking to work with:

    Registered Nurses

    Personal Care Assistants

    Cooks

    Kitchen Hands

    Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinators

     

    To find our more, send your CV to careers@bellavistagardens.com.au.

  • Cranbrook offering in-home care services

    Cranbrook offering in-home care services

    Cranbrook Care now offers premium in-home care services for clients. Clients can benefit from the professionalism and experience of Cranbrook Care Staff at home with Cranbrook at Home.

    Cranbrook at Home staff can be housekeepers, drivers, trusted companions, personal carers, personal assistants and much more. We will visit clients in their own home and work with them to tailor services and support that will help them live comfortably and well.

    Clients of Cranbrook at Home also benefit from priority entry into Cranbrook Care’s award winning residences if the need arises.

    Call now for a free initial consultation at the location of your choice.

    Phone: 02 9458 9950

    Email: contact@cranbrookathome.com.au

  • Cranbrook Residences Stage 1 Construction Commences

    Cranbrook Residences Stage 1 Construction Commences

    Cranbrook Care is very excited to announce Stage 1 of the construction of Cranbrook Residences Bella Vista Retirement Village has commenced two months ahead of schedule and is due for completion in early 2017.

    To mark the commencement of Stage 1, a ceremonial ground breaking was officiated by broadcaster Alan Jones on Tuesday 27 October. Residents and the management of Cranbrook Residences were joined by the ADCO Construction, architects and the project team in celebrating this milestone.

    Alan Jones is pictured with future resident Paul Kirkham (left) and Campbell Meldrum, Executive Director of Cranbrook Care (centre).