A Residents View
“It’s another stage in life, you’ve got to turn the page. I’ve always had my own home and been independent, but the doctor said I needed more care to stay safe. This is where I chose and I’m happy here. You make friends and the food is very nice – that’s important! We go out a lot, out for drives down to the Huon, and go for lunch, which is lovely. I tell people it’s really nice, if you’re lucky enough to get in here. You get to know every resident.
You’re sort of like a family, you’re not really aware of it, but you actually are.
When you’ve been out all day, it’s so nice to come back to the room and be cosy. The staff are really lovely. I think they’re hand-picked. They’re all caring, they’re all so friendly and nice. If you’re not well, they’re just there to help you. They get to know your family and my daughter comes in with the Labrador sometimes and they’ve got to know the dog too. I’ve got a friend coming for lunch tomorrow, and she can join lunch for five dollars. I couldn’t take her for a coffee for that.”
– Joan, Resident
Hawthorn Village is a special place where people care about one another. Enjoy life as part of a community, while retaining privacy and autonomy. If you need a high or low level of care or some respite care, the friendly and skilled staff are there for you.
Join us for a personalised tour and experience the pleasant atmosphere and meet other satisfied residents like Joan.
Every resident has their own room of approximately 16 sqm as well as a private en-suite. The rooms are carpeted, painted, have window furnishings and external views. Hawthorn Village is fully air conditioned with individual room controls. All rooms have good lighting, including natural light through generous windows. Residents are able to make their room more familiar by including some of their own possessions from home, furniture, paintings, ornaments etc. Residents can have in room telephone service and television (at their own cost).
The Village Facilities
The facilities dining room (approximately 100 sqm) is centrally located, caters for all residents and is accessible to those who use mobility aids. In the dining room carpeted floors and floor to ceiling windows provide a relaxing atmosphere with a pleasant outlook.
Separate tea making facilities are located close to all rooms and carpeted lounge/quiet rooms of at least 16 sqm are located in each area servicing 10 to 12 residents. Lounge chairs and garden outlooks create a peaceful space to relax, read a book or meet with family and friends.
Hawthorn Village has a hair salon with a visiting hairdresser, a kiosk run by volunteers as well as visiting health professionals, for example: optometrist, dentist, podiatrist and audiologist.
A non-denominational Chapel is available and regular services are conducted by our Chaplain.
Various daily activities are offered in locations within the facility and residents are encouraged to participate to the extent they feel comfortable. Outdoor seating areas, gardens, a bar-b-que area and walks to the beach provide scenic outdoor activity opportunities for those who are interested