About Us

ooroongen Djugun Aged Care Facility is a unique residential Aged Care facility located in Greenhill, Kempsey on the Mid North Coast of NSW.  The facility was officially opened in early 1997 and offers High Care Home, Hostel and Dementia Specific secure beds.

 

Booroongen Djugun Aged Care Facility was established to provide care to Aboriginal and, non Indigenous frail aged and people with disabilities, who can no longer live independently in the community.

 

Each resident at Booroongen Djugun Aged Care Facility is individually assessed and their care delivered in a professional and caring manner. Our facility is unique and offers a high standard of care to all residents.

 

All rooms are single and have built in wardrobes, bed, bedside table and curtains provided.  Other features include: ceiling fans, own ensuites, security drawer, option to have own telephone and digital television, alarmed exterior doors, 3 way light system.

 

Other common facilities include spacious lounge rooms, dining room, quiet areas, TV room, library, kitchenettes, landscaped gardens and courtyard.

Rooms are designed to maintain privacy and dignity at all times.

 

Booroongen Djugun Aged Care Facility employs over 70 Indigenous and Non Indigenous trained Care Staff.  Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Aged Care Workers, Personal Care Attendants, Recreational Activities Officers and Ancillary Workers.

 

Our services include emergency 24 hour nurse call, a full range of pharmaceutical services, a visiting hairdresser, massage therapy, foot spa and aromatherapy, resident’s choice of Doctor and a multidisciplinary health team approach.

All meals are provided and the choice of menus have been developed in consultation with a dietician.  We also launder all clothing and linen on site.

 

We have an extensive entertainment program, with visiting acts and groups from volunteer and paid associations, bus trips and outings

 

The Facility included traditional areas with cultural significance, such as

Goanna pond and areas of still water                                                         

Destination walks

A serpent park of bush medicines and bush tucker

 

If you would like any further information please contact the Director of Care.

 

Vision Statement

 

“Our Elders are the living guardians of the Aboriginal culture and heritage.  If we are to preserve our cultural heritage, we must create an environment both in our community and in our residential care, that is conducive to our Elders spiritual, psychological, social and emotional well-being”

Gary Morris OAM—Chief Executive Officer

 

Mission Statement

 

Booroongen Djugun Management and Staff seeks:-

To provide to all residents the highest possible standard of Aged Care, in a happy, secure environment, cared for by competent, concerned professionals.

To encourage residents to participate in decision-making and to develop their individual personalities.

To encourage residents living at Booroongen Djugun to regard it as their home, where they are happy to receive their relatives and friends