Hostel Accommodation – Low Care
HOSTEL (LOW LEVEL) CARE
Residents in hostel care have access to allied health services, personal care staff and local general practitioners. They are encouraged to remain active in the community and enjoy a variety of activities organised by the Hospital’s Activities Team and volunteers.
Penhall Hostel – 32 beds – Opened 1996
Spencely Hostel – 20 beds – Upgraded 1998
Thompson House – 15 beds – Upgraded 2000
People living in residential accommodation at Castlemaine Health are encouraged to be active in recreation and lifestyle pursuits including their individual interests, social life and participation in the wider community. There is an individual recreation program for each residential unit that aims to meet the needs of individuals and groups. The program is responsive to resident input and encourages families, friends and community members to participate. Activities include outings, exercises, music and performance, games, celebrating special events, shopping, social activities, community activities, art and craft, lifestory and cooking/food events. The program also provides 1:1 support, particularly for new residents to assist settling in to the residential environment.