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James Barker House

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Available Rooms

Room Name

Category 2 Rooms

Type

Single room + ensuite

Occupancy

1

No of rooms

60

Room size (sqm)

17m2

Room Description

These rooms are located in the four wings on the first floor of James Barker House. The first floor category two also has 60 beds across four wings E F G H. Residents on the first floor have varying care needs and degrees of dependence ranging from minimal support with personal care to those who are fully dependent requiring full personal and nursing care. Each of the 120 spacious rooms has a nurse call facility electronically adjustable beds ceiling fan central heating double glazed lockable windows lockable bedside table overhead bed light armchair flat screen television en suite commode and shower seat are also available lockable cabinet and built in wardrobe. There is also space for residents wishing to bring in smaller items of their own furniture. All rooms are covered by the air conditioning throughout the James Barker House complex. Residents can elect to have Foxtel broadband internet access and private phone through Telstra contacts.
Many of the ground floor rooms and all of the first floor rooms have scenic views of the grounds water features courtyards and gardens etc. The first floor rooms have access to communal balconies that also receive sun and shade in due time and season.

Common Areas Description

James Barker House comprises eight residential wings orbiting four nurses stations. There are 120 rooms communal dining rooms numerous lounges and living areas and numerous courtyards balconies gardens water features and a barbeque green.
In addition to the aforementioned facilities there is a dedicated theatre room for screenings of films on DVD a Wii machine jukebox numerous leisure facilities and games.
For ambulatory residents JBH is in close proximity to Footscray Railway Station bus and tram stops. It is near the Seddon Shopping Centre and some 10 minutes walk from Footscrays shopping precinct.
There are regular social events and music concerts. A regular art program is open to all residents and the James Barker House menagerie includes three cats a canary and Charlie the cockatoo.
All nurses stations are administered by RNs professionals with high levels of expertise assisted by medication endorsed ENs. All meals are provided all laundry is undertaken with free labelling of clothes for residents. Disabled facilities are present throughout the complex.

Room Name

Category One Rooms

Type

Single room + ensuite

Occupancy

1

No of rooms

60

Room size (sqm)

17m2

Room Description

These rooms are located in the four wings on the ground floor of James Barker House. The ground floor category one has 60 beds across four wings A B C D. The majority of the residents here are supported in dealing with issues related to for example alcohol dependency acquired brain injury and mental illness. Residents on the ground floor may often be a little younger than many residents on the first floor. Each of the 120 spacious rooms has a nurse call facility electronically-adjustable beds ceiling fan central heating double glazed lockable windows lockable bedside table overhead bed light armchair flatscreen television en suite commode and shower seat are also available lockable cabinet and built-in wardrobe. There is also space for residents wishing to bring in smaller items of their own furniture. All rooms are covered by the air conditioning throughout the James Barker House complex. Residents can elect to have Foxtel broadband internet access and private phone through Telstra contracts.

Many of the ground floor rooms and all of the first floor rooms have scenic views of the grounds water features courtyards and gardens etc. The first floor rooms have access to communal balconies that also receive sun and shade in due time and season.

Common Areas Description

The multicultural community of residents is cared for by a highly skilled motivated multicultural staff which includes people from The Philippines Vietnam African nations such as Nigeria and Somalia Macedonia and Poland.
The ambient vibrant colour schemes throughout the facility lighten the heart and gladden the eye. Another appealing design feature of the rooms is that they flow from the hallways into numerous communal hubs common areas dining rooms and lounges offering easy access to the facilities of the centre. These facilities include a hairdresser service the library with facilities for vision-impaired residents public phones the chapel dedicated areas for leisure activities such as billiard tables indoor bowls and bingo and the manicured gardens water features the barbeque green aviaries and courtyards.

Room Name

Category Two Rooms

Type

Single room + ensuite

Occupancy

1

No of rooms

60

Room size (sqm)

17m2

Room Description

These rooms are located in the four wings on the first floor of James Barker House. The first floor category two also has 60 beds across four wings E F G H. Residents on the first floor have varying care needs and degrees of dependence ranging from minimal support with personal care to those who are fully dependent requiring full personal and nursing care. Each of the 120 spacious rooms has a nurse call facility electronically-adjustable beds ceiling fan central heating double glazed lockable windows lockable bedside table overhead bed light armchair flatscreen television en suite commode and shower seat are also available lockable cabinet and built-in wardrobe. There is also space for residents wishing to bring in smaller items of their own furniture. All rooms are covered by the air conditioning throughout the James Barker House complex. Residents can elect to have Foxtel broadband internet access and private phone through Telstra contracts.

Many of the ground floor rooms and all of the first floor rooms have scenic views of the grounds water features courtyards and gardens etc. The first floor rooms have access to communal balconies that also receive sun and shade in due time and season.

Common Areas Description

The multicultural community of residents is cared for by a highly skilled motivated multicultural staff which includes people from The Philippines Vietnam African nations such as Nigeria and Somalia Macedonia and Poland.
The ambient vibrant colour schemes throughout the facility lighten the heart and gladden the eye. Another appealing design feature of the rooms is that they flow from the hallways into numerous communal hubs common areas dining rooms and lounges offering easy access to the facilities of the centre. These facilities include a hairdresser service the library with facilities for vision-impaired residents public phones the chapel dedicated areas for leisure activities such as billiard tables indoor bowls and bingo and the manicured gardens water features the barbeque green aviaries and courtyards.

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