Avonlea has a residential capacity for caring for 64 people. This is achieved by the division of the facility into 6 separate homes.
All of the homes differ slightly in design, which gives the feeling of entering a different environment with a unique character.
Each one has an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge area. This is in keeping with New Zealand house design and replicates the interior of many homes.
Residents are able to access the kitchen area, and residents are able to take part in homely activities such as sweeping the floor, wiping down the benchtop or drying the dishes.
Diversional therapists often conduct cooking activities with residents in these kitchen areas, and the smell of fresh baking often greets visitors on arrival.
All clients should be advised to request a referral from their G.P. for a full assessment before entering care. Older Persons Health Service Burwood Hospital, Community Assessment Team, 337 7765.