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Care Options

Acorn Lodge caters for adults over 18 years of age, both male and female with varying conditions, abilities and disabilities.  These include persons with dementia and cognitive impairment; those with physical and sensory impairments and those with mental health needs.

We offer care and services for those who require extended or long term care as well as those who require respite care or convalescence.  The maximum number of Residents in Acorn Lodge is 50.

We can accommodate persons with the following levels of dependency:

Medium Dependency:

This refers to a person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires residential care because the appropriate support and nursing care required by the person cannot be provided by the community. Mobility is impaired to the extent that the person requires supervision or a walking aid.

High Dependency:

This refers to a person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires residential care, but is not bed bound.  The person may have a combination of physical and mental disabilities, may be confused at times and be incontinent.  He/she may require a walking aid and/or physical assistance to walk.

Maximum Dependency:

This refers to a person whose independence is impaired to the extent that he/she requires 24 hour nursing care.  The person is likely to be bed bound, require assistance with all aspects of physical care and may be ambulant but confused, disturbed and incontinent.

Special Needs That Can Be Accommodated:

Special Needs that can be accommodated:  We cater for Residents with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) feeds; special diets, subject to and in conjunction with, Medical Practitioner and other medical requirements specific to the Resident.