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Southern Cross Karinya Apartments

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Jacqui May 24, 2015

My grandmother and aunt attended the same Aged Care facility 3 years apart. On both occasions there was poor communication between the staff and family members and even poorer care of the residents. As both my family members were suffering from dementia I found it disconcerting that they were not encouraged to participate in activities and to keep their minds stimulated and active. In both instances they had falls which led to broken hips and ultimately their deaths. My grandmother was 98 years old and had lived in her own home until 5 months before her death. My aunt was in her late 70's and pretty much gave up on life once she was placed in Aged Care. On more than one occasion I entered the facility and made my way into the secure care ward for dementia patients, only to find that there were NO staff anywhere within the ward. The maximum number of staff that were ever present was 2 and that was extremely inadequate when dealing with high dependency residents. Overall the whole experience has left me worried that I may be placed into Aged Care later on in life and suffer the same treatment.

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Dylan1447 May 23, 2015

Listening to old friends in care complain of being kept and treated as virtual prisoners and Made do things is a worry. Staff undercurrent also a worry now after many years of a happy place as residents in care

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About Southern Cross Karinya Apartments

Southern Cross Karinya Apartments at Corowa is a well-established village and residential care facility offering an enhanced lifestyle for older people in a relaxed community environment.Containing 84 supported living apartments, we offer high care and low care facilities with ageing in place. All rooms have individual en-suites and immediate access to gardens or individual outdoor terraces.Our facility also offers expansive, well-maintained garden areas and easily accessed courtyards.

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Single room + private ensuite


Single room + ensuite



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Room Description

The 84 rooms in this facility have garden or courtyard views and typically range between 18-22 square metres with an adjoining ensuite of 5-7 square metres. All single bedrooms rooms include a kitchenette low care rooms only and built-in robes and are furnished with an electric highlow bed in each room. Heater lights and ceiling fans telephone and television point are located in each room. Floors are either carpeted or covered with a cushioned non-slip vinyl. Ensuites include shower vanity unit and toilet and grab rails and are tiled. A nurse call device is located in both the bedroom and ensuite bathroom for residents safety. All rooms have fire sprinklers.

Common Areas Description

The facility provides four courtyards one with a walking track for residents with dementia one with a BBQ area and two with sitting areas. There are eight lounge areas with TVs that are also used for activities. Each wing of 15 units has its own dining and lounge area. There is also a library and doctors clinic room and three quiet reading areas. The facility was repainted in 2014 and a new wing added in 2013.

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