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Royal Freemasons Gregory Lodge

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Ally608 May 12, 2017

My mum Renee lived at Gregory Lodge for the final fifteen months of her life. I found the staff lovely. It took a while for my mum to settle in and get to know all the staff. Unlike a previous review I certainly was not of the impression that the staff were Agency Staff. Because I was going to the facility most days to visit mum I got to know a lot of the staff and I found them lovely, friendly and helpful. Initially as the staff were getting to know mum things went wrong however I always found all the staff willing to listen and excellent at putting in systems so initial mistakes weren't continued or repeated. The Manager was ALWAYS available to speak to. He then she invited me into the Manager's Office for me to discuss any issues in private. They also acknowledged the things that had gone wrong and certainly didn't deny them. The staff from Kay at Reception, both Managers, the Medication staff, the front line care workers, the Activities staff, the Physiotherapist, Andrew, the Kitchen staff, the finance staff, Samuel and the daily Clinical Managers were always friendly, respectful, kind and helpful. Now that my mum has passed away I will really miss MY LOVELY MUM and going to Gregory Lodge to see mum and the staff I encountered each visit. I would highly recommend Gregory Lodge to anyone looking for accommodation for a parent. When I was initially looking for a nursing home for my mum some places I visited really distressed me and I couldn't get away from them fast enough. There were certainly days that I sat in my car crying. From my first contact with staffs at Gregory Lodge 'til the last I found everyone helpful, kind, respectful and professional. I highly recommend this facility to anyone. I got to know a lot of the permanent residents and their visitors and I found them all to be lovely people. I was very happy that they were the peoples mum was living with.

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Casey Barton Oct 30, 2016

I'm writing this review only based on the first impression from having toured the facility. In pictures, the place looks stunning (and has a high pricetag to match) however when I visited, I was less impressed, as the staff appeared to be casuals from labor hire companies, and the place had a strong smell of perfumed deoderiser throughout.

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Robertson May 21, 2015

Leaving your home to enter an aged care facility, unless you can pay an absolute fortune, automatically strips you of privacy and respect. Im our mother's case, she was sound of mind but confined to a wheel chair which left her dependent on others for the basic care. Coupled with that was her sense of isolation as many others in the home did not have their full mental facilties and she would often choose to stay in her room than attend in of the activities organised within the home, as she found it depressing surrounded by absent bodies. As in the case with us, families are often faced with the choice of moving a parent away from their friends to be nearer to family which can increase the sense of isolation. Staff are often over worked, underpaid and not appreciated and this means that many, including our mother, can be left waiting to be attended to, in the most personal of context's, whilst staff attend other calls, which is humiliating and again, increases depression and high lights lack of independence.

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Bsmith Nov 04, 2014

Caters are thoughtful and attentive , making my mothers last days comfortable

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John Donald Apr 27, 2014

Upon inspecting this facility for my father who being, 83 years old, me and my wife have decided to place into an aged care facility. Our impressions were satisfactory. The location of this facility seems to be quite convenient, just off racecourse road in Flemington, and very close to a shopping district. This last point would be better suited if residents were more freely allowed to travel to and fro the shopping district (as my father is somewhat more agile and independent than other residents), but it was noted that planned trips are regularly taken with the residents. The buildings and associated gardens are quite pretty from the outside, but upon inspection of individual rooms, they are considerably plain but DO have private en suites for each room. The activity calendar had a redeeming quality as I thought it offered quite a bit of variety and programs that my father would actually enjoy namely the gardening activities and day trips. The nursing staff looked and felt very nice and friendly, and upon questioning, found that the majority were full time staff agency staff were used only to fill short term vacancies (what this means is anyone’s guess) Overall I thought this facility was quite nice for the price range (somewhat middle range), and after inspecting other facilities, we might consider this as a residence for my father.

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About Royal Freemasons Gregory Lodge

Popular Gregory Lodge offers secure 24-hour residential care including dementia specific, respite accommodation and palliative care. In total there are 73 beds with 7 extra large single rooms, 54 standard size rooms and 6 shared rooms. Most rooms have their own private en suite. Integrated in the care is an extensive range of specialist health services including general practice, podiatry, physiotherapy, pharmacy and dental services along with a dedicated team of highly trained staff on hand ensures that best practice care is given to all residents. Residents will enjoy individual and group activities and the regular calendar of daily outings to events and attractions. Gregory Lodge’s beautifully landscaped outdoor living areas provide an ideal setting for a quality lifestyle.Gregory Lodge offers a wide range of social and cultural activities. Residents enjoy delicious meals cooked by our own chef served in elegant surroundings.

Available Rooms

Room Name

Classic

Type

Single room + shared bathroom

Occupancy

1

No of rooms

0

Room size (sqm)

15.4

Room Description

Our Classic rooms are standard fully furnished single rooms that include a recliner chair hydronic heating split system air-conditioning and an outward opening window for fresh air.
Each room has a double wardrobe with slide out drawers inside. Rooms have a spacious bathroom with functional fittings and a cupboard for resident toiletries. Rooms are well located to dining room activity rooms and care station. Rooms have a home-like look and feel with most rooms having a sunny aspect and views of the courtyards or garden.

Common Areas Description

Gregory Lodge has plenty to offer with wide corridors and several sizeable lounge and activity rooms. There are lovely spacious garden areas and courtyards that all have ample outdoor seating which are located near these rooms.

The large lounge rooms are beautifully presented with quality fittings furnishings including large flat screen TVs. All rooms have direct access to the gardens and courtyards where residents can enjoy alfresco dining and BBQ areas.

The main dining room is bright and cheerful with lovely tables settings and comfortable dining chairs. There is also a private dining room for family gatherings

Room Name

Regent

Type

Single room + ensuite

Occupancy

1

No of rooms

0

Room size (sqm)

18.2

Room Description

Our Regent rooms are large fully furnished single rooms with a private or shared ensuite.
Rooms include a recliner chair hydronic heating split system air-conditioning and an outward opening window for fresh air.
A double wardrobe with slide out drawers is also provided and the spacious bathroom has functional fittings and a cupboard for resident toiletries.
Rooms are well located to dining room activity rooms and care station. Rooms have a home-like look and feel with most rooms having a sunny aspect and views of the courtyards or garden.

Common Areas Description

Gregory Lodge has plenty to offer with wide corridors and several sizeable lounge and activity rooms. There are lovely spacious garden areas and courtyards that all have ample outdoor seating which are located near these rooms.

The large lounge rooms are beautifully presented with quality fittings furnishings including large flat screen TVs. All rooms have direct access to the gardens and courtyards where residents can enjoy alfresco dining and BBQ areas.

The main dining room is bright and cheerful with lovely tables settings and comfortable dining chairs. There is also a private dining room for family gatherings.

Room Name

Heritage

Type

Shared room + ensuite

Occupancy

2

No of rooms

0

Room size (sqm)

22.1

Room Description

Our Heritage rooms are a shared fully furnished rooms that include a recliner chair hydronic heating split system air-conditioning and an outward opening window for fresh air.
Each resident has a wardrobe with slide out drawers inside. The spacious bathroom has functional fittings and individual cupboard for resident toiletries. Rooms are well located to dining room activity rooms and care station.
The Heritage rooms have a charming home-like look and feel with most rooms a very close to the large two courtyards.

Common Areas Description

Gregory Lodge has plenty to offer with wide corridors and several sizeable lounge and activity rooms. There are lovely spacious garden areas and courtyards that all have ample outdoor seating which are located near these rooms.

The large lounge rooms are beautifully presented with quality fittings furnishings including large flat screen TVs. All rooms have direct access to the gardens and courtyards where residents can enjoy alfresco dining and BBQ areas.

The main dining room is bright and cheerful with lovely table settings and comfortable dining chairs. There is also a private dining room for family gatherings.

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