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This is a 10 bed secure ward for persons who need preferrential focus on their psychiatric or "behavioural" disability, rather than their physical disability. It is approved for involuntary psychiatric treatment and staffing includes psychiatry, nursing, allied health, recreation and PSO's (psychiatric service officers). Clients who have additional funding packages may also receive input from external providers, so long as these providers have honorary approval and comply with workforce requirements of Austin Health.
Entry into the unit requires prior assessment by the the BDP Community Team and further discussion at the BDP admissions panel that meets weekly. Such scrutiny is useful for several reasons including:
Admission length is variable depending on the individual's clinical condition and their broader circumstances. It is unusual to get the full benefit of admission in under three months, and most people find that they need 6 to 18 months to engage and meet reasonable goal targets.
Discharge is a planned process that involves the client and family/carers, while follow-up typically involves the BDP Community Team, GP, disability care providers and the client's Area Mental Health Service when required.
Wattle Protea is a 20 bed secure ward for persons who need preferrential focus on their physical or cognitive disability, rather than their psychiatric disability. It is classified as a nursing home which has several implications, including:
Staffing includes medical, nursing, allied health, recreation and PSO's. Like the Heath Unit, clients with additional funding packages also receive input from external providers, and active attempts are made prior to admission to secure such packages when none exist.
Admission process into Wattle Protea is similar to Heath, though length of stay is typically longer due to the added level of disability seen in this client group. Nevertheless, discharge planning starts early and remains an active item on the client's care plan throughout their admission since the aim of all BDU clients is rehabilitation rather than residency into the unit.
Do you have a loved one who needs respite care, convalescent care or permanent placement at Mary Guthrie House Nursing Home or another aged care facility in the KEW area ?
Preferably with an accommodation payment (RAD / DAP), and any additional service fees, within your budget ?
We have been placing residents into residential aged care since 2002, and have detailed knowledge and experience to help you with this important decision about Mary Guthrie House Nursing Home.
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1 Yarra Boulevard , KEW , 3101, VIC
Service Provider: Austin Health
Mary Guthrie House Nursing Home
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
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