Activities

Lifestyle Program
At Murray House, management and staff value residents' desires to spend leisure time enjoying activities. Group and one-to-one Lifestyle Programs are implemented, based on each resident’s expectations and requirements, regardless of their physical or intellectual capacity. A program will be developed to suit each resident after all needs and expectations have been assessed and discussed. A weekly program of activities is developed by the Lifestyle Coordinator and displayed within the facility. Activities may include outings, performances by musical or school groups, bingo, shopping excursions, special event celebrations i.e. birthdays, Christmas, Melbourne Cup etc.

Televisions & Music
There is a communal television set, a video/DVD player, CD player and piano in the Activities room. A wall mounted TV is installed in each room.

Mobility Equipment
Each resident’s mobility is assessed on admission and on an ongoing basis. Appropriate equipment will be put in place to ensure the safety of residents and staff is maintained e.g. transfer equipment. Residents are able to bring their own wheelchair, walking frame, commode/shower-chairs into the facility, or purchase their own according to their needs within the facility’s guidelines. All equipment will need to be assessed for WH&S compliance.

The Mobility Policy requires no internal use of gophers. Gophers must be parked in our designated secure external parking area for storage. However, following an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist assessment, residents are allowed to use a motorised mobility aid with staff supervision within the facility or externally too.

Hairdressing Service
Hairdressing is available during the week on a fee-for-service basis. Appointments are made with the Lifestyle Coordinator.

Religious Groups & Church Services
Religious and spiritual services are provided on an individual basis. Residents wishing to attend worship or be visited by religious and spiritual people are supported to do so by staff and volunteers. Church services are advertised in The NSW Western Standard Bulletin (The Standard). These times can vary.

Volunteers & Community Groups
Murray House values the contribution of our Volunteer team. Volunteers assist with delivery of the Lifestyle Program and generally support the social needs of our residents. Management and staff encourage schools, churches and community groups to maintain their past and present associations with residents.

Community Transport Bus
The H.A.C.C. Community transport bus is available to transport residents to Mildura for medical, dental, banking and other appointments and personal shopping on Tuesday and Friday of every week. A $5.00 donation is expected to help cover ongoing costs of this service. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Wentworth District Hospital on 03 5027 7111.

Wentworth Library
The Wentworth Library is opened every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Saturday operating hours are from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The library is closed every Tuesday and Sunday. Staff are able to assist with book exchanges. Residents may also contact library staff by phone on 03 5027 3287 to arrange for book delivery and exchanges.

Telephone: (03) 5027 3384
31-37 Murray Street, Wentworth NSW