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Our Body & Mind Changes. Count us in “Community Links” Project. Winner: Rural Health Service of the Year –Victorian Public Healthcare Awards 2009 Sheridan, Kyabram & District Health Services PO Box 564 Kyabram Vic 3620. SHERIDAN 42 Beds 11 Dementia specific 30 High Care Beds

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Our Body & Mind Changes

Count us in

“Community Links” Project

Winner: Rural Health Service of the Year –Victorian Public Healthcare Awards 2009

Sheridan, Kyabram & District Health Services

PO Box 564 Kyabram Vic 3620


  • SHERIDAN

  • 42 Beds

  • 11 Dementia specific

  • 30 High Care Beds

  • 1 Respite

  • Home like environment~24 hour Registered Nurse coverage ~Kiosk (located in the hospital)~Lifestyle Program which includes daily

  • group and individual activities~Visiting Hairdresser~Visiting Speech Pathologist, Dietician, Podiatrist and Physiotherapist.~Shared and single rooms with ensuites~Catering is adapted to suit the nutritional needs of all individuals~Access to secure gardens


  • 49 Residents (47 permanent and 2 respite) who each have their own spacious room and ensuite.

  • A new dementia for another 12 Residents.

  • 46 one and two bedroom units in the complex with another 10 units soon to be added


  • Normal ageing involves changes in human cells and tissues that may result in:

  • Reduced mobility

  • Sensory Loss: loss of appetite, vision, hearing and ability to taste food.

  • Health issues

  • Impacts on the activities of daily living.


  • Dementia is a term used to describe symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning.

  • It’s important to focus on what a person can still do. This allows them to succeed with everyday tasks where possible and maintain their self esteem and dignity.


Normal Brain

Brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease


  • Memory

  • Language

  • Visuospatial skills

  • Emotion

  • Personality

  • Thinking skills

  • Knowledge


Frontal lobe dementia

Dementia with Lewy bodies

Alcohol related dementia

Alzheimer’s disease

Vascular dementia

Mixed dementia


  • Shift from clinical model of nursing to

    holistic care- person centred.

  • Shift from sterile institution like buildings to more home like environment


  • Living independently at home to living in a small room with all your belongings in a suitcase. This can be a rapid change e.g. stroke

  • From being among loved ones to living with strangers


  • Depression

  • Loss of appetite

  • Fear

  • Loss of independence

  • Loss of control over their life

  • Guilt

  • Sadness


What can the elderly offer us ?

Gift of lived experience

Gift of Wisdom

Gift of listening

Gift of history


  • Companionship

  • Time

  • Sharing of life story and experiences

  • Discovering new skills


  • You can help us by volunteering to:

    “Change the perception of ageing”

    “Showcase the positives of life in a Nursing Home”

    By 1. Developing a promotional media tool

    2. Prepare a business plan to promote and market the tool.

    3. Launching the Tool.


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