Retirement village gets approval

WOOLGOOLGA Retirement Village has just received their three-year accreditation.

Accreditation is the arrangement by the Australian Government to verify that residential aged care homes provide quality care and services for residents. All residential aged care homes must be accredited in order to receive funding from the Australian Government through residential care subsidies.

There are four main areas of standards that are broken down into 44 competencies in total.

The Woolgoolga Retirement Village had no non-compliant competencies.

“It's a lot of work,” Director of Care Vicki Dover said.

“We're very pleased we've passed.”

“We have a really good team and they all worked hard,” Ms Dover added.

The Village is a not-for-profit, community owned company and is run by a voluntary Board of Directors consisting of members of the community.

The original buildings were constructed in 1991, but since then a number of new sections have been added. The village is made up of self care units, and an aged care centre. There are 64 residents in the Village, a combination of high care and ageing in place patients.

The village aims to involve the entire community in the wellbeing of residents.

“We're a little family,” Ms Dover said.

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