News at Jeta : October 2021 • Issue No. 1

Noteworthy News from Jeta Gardens Aged Care Facility

WELCOME TO NEWS AT JETA

Welcome to our first Jeta Gardens Newsletter containing information from all departments within our facility. We will be providing updated Newsletters on our Jetagardens.com website, allowing residents, families, friends and interested future residents, the opportunity to keep up to date with, achievements, events, activities, maintenance, Covid-19 updates, staff changes, management announcements and much more.


We are continuing to grow the number of residents that call Jeta Gardens home, offering a variety of services from ACF living, Retirement Village Living and Home Care.

We’re excited to announce we’ll be holding an open day for Jeta Gardens next month! This is a great chance to come down and meet some of our residents, speak with our management team and explore everything Jeta Gardens has to offer. We hope to see you on Saturday the 30th of October

NEWSLETTER OVERVIEW

QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

COVID-19 IS A CONTAGIOUS VIRAL INFECTION THAT IN MOST CASES CAUSES RESPIRATORY ILLNESS IN HUMANS. PRESENTATION CAN RANGE FROM NO SYMPTOMS (ASYMPTOMATIC) TO SEVERE ILLNESS WITH POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING COMPLICATIONS. ATYPICAL PRESENTATIONS ARE COMMON IN THE ELDERLY.

THE MOST COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

  • FEVER (THOUGH THIS MAY BE ABSENT IN THE ELDERLY)
  • DRY COUGH

 

OTHER SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS CAN INCLUDE:

  • SHORTNESS OF BREATH, INCREASED RESPIRATORY RATE, DROP IN OXYGEN SATURATION
  • SPUTUM PRODUCTION
  • FATIGUE
  • SORE THROAT
  • LOSS OF TASTE
  • LOSS OF SMELL
  • DIARRHOEA
  • NAUSEA OR VOMITING

 

LESS COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

  • HEADACHE
  • MYALGIA/ARTHRALGIA (MUSCLE/JOINT ACHES AND PAINS)
  • CHILLS
  • NASAL CONGESTION
  • HAEMOPTYSIS (COUGHING UP BLOOD)
  • CONJUNCTIVAL CONGESTION (RED EYES)

 

OLDER PEOPLE MAY ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

  • CONFUSION OR BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE
  • WORSENING CHRONIC CONDITIONS OF THE LUNGS
  • LOSS OF APPETITE
  • VAGUE CHANGES: ‘NOT THEIR USUAL SELF ’, ‘ LOOKS UNWELL’, ‘PALE’

COVID-SAFE BEHAVIOURS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Any residents who enjoy social outings, we ask that you always wear a mask while out in the community, to ensure that your safety, other residents, and staff safety is maintained on your return to the facility.

COVID-SAFE BEHAVIOURS

Serious Incident Risk Scheme (SIRs)

Is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government. The scheme requires aged care providers to identify, record, manage, resolve, and report all serious incidents that occur or are alleged or suspected to have occurred. A strong focus of SIRS is to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect occurring and reoccurring in aged care, to apply learnings to organizational continuous improvement and ensure residents affected by a serious incident are supported. More updates to follow when further information has been released by the Department of Health.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

This social media policy has been designed to help all of our valuable employees share the joys of working with our organisation, resident representatives and contractors that are welcomed into our home, without ever putting themselves, our residents, or our brand at risk.

THIS REFERS TO ‘SOCIAL MEDIA’ OR ‘ONLINE’, WE MEAN ANY AND ALL INFORMATION YOU MAY PUBLISH IN ANYWAY EITHER ON A PLATFORM DESIGNED FOR INTERACTION, SUCH AS FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, WE CHAT, SNAPCHAT, TIKTOK, YOUTUBE OR ANY SIMILAR PLATFORM, ANY ONLINE FORUM (PUBLIC OR PRIVATE) OR WIKI, OR ANY WEBSITE.

When posting as Jeta Gardens using our organisation’s profiles, or when posting on personal profiles, you must not share confidential information or any information that belongs to Jeta Gardens. You will also be required to consult with management prior to posting anything with a Jeta Gardens logo or branding, or posting imagery, footage or audio captured in the workplace, or when attending to a resident in their home or at any other location.

Social media is not always easy, and neither are rules, so below are a few examples of actions that may be considered a breach of this policy:

  • Taking a video of an elderly resident and posting to Jeta Gardens or your own personal profiles without the resident’s or Jeta
    Gardens’ permission (preferably in writing).
  • Commenting on a complaint a resident or resident’s family has made online about you or Jeta Gardens’ service.
  • Setting your profile to show you work for Jeta Gardens or posting pictures of yourself in uniform or indicating in a post you work for Jeta Gardens and then posting in an offensive or discriminatory manner.
  • Announcing the building of a new wing at Jeta Gardens before it has been formally announced (this would be classed as confidential information).
  • Making racist comments about another employee on your own social media profile (this could be classed as bullying).

 

The response to any breach will be managed on a case-by-case basis depending on the action of the person who has breached the policy.

If you are concerned, uncertain or need clarity with regards to our social media policy, please contact Chief Executive Officer, Wesley Carter, wes@jetagardens.com

AGE CARE ADVOCACY

Aged Care Advocacy QLD is a free service available to older persons in QLD, their families and representatives.


What they do:

– Listen to your concerns.
– Provide information that includes your rights.
– Assist you to explore your options and informed decisions.
– Support you to find a solution.

Contact details:
Aged Care Advocacy Qld
07 3637 6000
121 Copperfield Street, Geebung

ACF LIVING

News updates on ACF

STREET ART WALL IN PINE

Recently a street art design wall has been created in the dining room of Pine wing Opal.

UPCOMING ACF EVENTS

  1. MELBOURNE CUP HAPPY HOUR 02/11/21
  2. DATE LUNCH 3/11/21 & 17/11/21
  3. LOCAL OUTING 4/11/21
  4. HIGH TEA 5/11/21
  5. JADE BBQ 10/11/21
  6. YUM CHA OUTING 11/11/21
  7. CHINESE HIGH TEA 12/11/21
  8. SCENIC BUS TRIP 18/11/21
  9. OPAL BBQ 24/11/2 1
  10. BIRTHDAYS OF NOVEMBER HAPPY HOUR 26/11/21

MAINTENANCE UPDATES

The outdoor courtyard of Cypress will be under construction from the 26/10/21 to repair the current walkway.

flu certificates

It is a mandatory requirement from the department of health that all visitors entering an Aged Care Facility including children must supply evidence of a 2021 flu vaccination certificate. If you have not supplied this document, please bring it during your next visit or email a copy to adminstaff@jetagardens.com with the resident you visit.

CATERING/EVENTS

Kim Raymond has been appointed with the acting role of Hotel and Service Manager. This
role will have the management responsibility of both the Environmental Services department and the Catering department.

The Catering team has recently welcomed a new chef. Scott Munker has taken on this role
bringing new ideas for the menu and presentation of food.

Jeta Gardens is taking bookings for events held in the club house for small and large groups, ranging from birthdays to wakes.

Please email Kimraymond@Jetagardens.com for further information and availability

LIFESTYLE TEAM

Carolyne our lovely exercise expert has been busy this month with exercise classes
and walking groups around our beautiful lake. 

Carolyne has introduced trips to the local pool allowing residents to take part in water
exercises. 

The exercise classes run 4 days a week in our activities room on level 2 of the Jade building

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations Stacey Houpapa

Care Manager Jade

Visiting hours ACF

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday
10am-4pm

ACF SCENIC BUS TRIP TO UQ JACARANDA TREES

"I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to UQ today. Looking at the Jacaranda trees it brought back many fond memories for me"

ACF Happy Hour

RETIREMENT VILLAGE

News and updates from the Jeta Village

At Jeta Gardens our Retirement Village living offers a wide range of activities from karaoke to indoor lawn bowls, dancing, tai chi in the peaceful gardens, calligraphy classes, Mahjong and a daily bus stopping at the voted shopping centre of the day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. JETA GARDENS OPEN DAY 30/10/2021

UPCOMING RV RESIDENT EVENTS

  1. MELBOURNE CUP 02/11/2021
  2. NEW VILLAGE RESIDENTS WELCOME MORNING TEA 10/11/2021
  3. RV OUTING TO WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM 17/11/2021
  4. 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY 24/11/2021
  5. ART EXHIBITION 29/11/2021
  6. PLANT EXHIBITION 29/11/2021

UPDATE

The resident trip to Tasmania has been rescheduled for the beginning of 2022

Did you know our residents’ have their own vegetable and herb garden?
Built on a raised platform, the garden bed makes ‘organic farming’ at Jeta Gardens an easy and enjoyable leisure time pursuit.

HOME CARE

News and updates from Home Care

Flexible respite on Fridays is always eventful from arts and crafts to bingo, music appreciation morning tea in the courtyard. We also offer lunch with traditional fish and chips followed by lovely dessert in the famous clubhouse . Every 3rd Friday is always an outing on the Jeta Gardens bus, we go for lunch at the local restaurant or having a relaxing scenic drive. Here at Jeta we are living our best life whilst supporting others to live their’s.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. JETA GARDENS OPEN DAY 30/10/2021

UPCOMING RV RESIDENT EVENTS

  1. FLEXIBLE LIVING RESPITE EACH FRIDAY
  2. MELBOURNE CUP HAPPY HOUR 02/11/2021
  3. OUTING FOR LUNCH 19/11/2021
  4. HAPPY HOUR 26/11/2021