Regis The Gardens - Corlette
40 Bagnall Beach Road
Corlette New South Wales 2315
Residents, families and staff alike are all very excited about the recent opening of our new 30 bed extension, a much needed investment in aged care services for the region. The new extension takes the number of beds at Regis The Gardens to 150 and we look forward to inviting new residents into our special community over the coming months.
The Gardens is all about lifestyle, and the myriad of exciting possibilities that this involves. Like caring for our two resident goats, Kath and Kim, and the quirky consequences of having their photos signed by Gina Riley when a group of staff went to see her starring in the musical, Chicago.
After the performance, an enthusiastic group of our staff went backstage to meet Gina, who signed their photos; "to all the spunks, hunks and foxy morons at Regis The Gardens, love Kimmy".
The same photos are now displayed proudly on our picture wall in the lift, along with fun photo portraits of residents and wonderful artwork by our very own artists.
The Gardens is that sort of place. A place where people live life to the full, whether they're dealing with dementia, are in high care, low care or are who we call our 'low low' care residents.
Having 'low low' care residents works extremely well for everyone. These active and independent people make The Gardens brighter and bubblier. A number even volunteer to help our less able residents, including taking them out on trips in their cars.
Located in Corlette, near Port Stephens on Nelson Bay, The Gardens is our own slice of paradise. We're only 15 minutes from the water and within easy walking distance to Salamander shops. All the little essentials are right nearby so our residents feel very connected to the wider community.
There are plenty of organised excursions, like bus trips to Newcastle only 40 minutes away, and popular trips to the Tea Gardens, which we reach by taking the ferry across the bay. We do lots locally too, like our Friday bus ventures to the shops. One recent hit was attending a charity golf day, with all residents turning out to enjoy morning tea and watch the tournament unfold.
The community loves coming to us as much as we love hosting them. Especially popular are the visits from school groups performing concerts. Amusing ourselves in-house is also easy, with all sorts of board games and for our dementia residents; the aptly-named Sunshine Club.
Happy hour in the evenings is the real deal because we like our residents to live their life as they always have. So The Gardens has clubs and groups galore, from our men's group to a prolific group of artists who draw and paint many of the impressive works which grace our walls.
We're very grateful to the many volunteers who help with craft activities like sewing, knitting, making decorations and gift cards. Our residents' craft creations add considerably to the character of The Gardens, as do the green thumb efforts of our very fertile gardening club.
As well as beautiful flowers, which embellish the home's spectacular gardens, our gardeners grow luscious herbs and vegetables which we use in the kitchen. After all, there's nothing quite like home grown!
The Gardens residents are also able to take advantage of the following services on offer:
- regular church service
- massage therapy
- hairdressing and beauty therapy
- cable television
- internet access
- experienced in-house chef and catering staff
- special dietary requirements met
Residents receive all the benefits of Regis Aged Care's living care model of responsive support provided by leading professionals and tailored to individual medical, cultural and religious preferences.
Regis The Gardens at a glance
Care Types Offered: Low Care, High Care, Dementia Care, Respite Care, Premium Additional Services
No of Beds: 150
Rooms: Air-conditioned Single and Double with en suite
Transport: Walking distance to public transport
Parking: On-site and street parking
Visiting hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
For more information on this residence or to book a full tour of the facility call us on 1300 998 100 or email email@example.com