Hawthorn House, Albany operates six days a week between 10.00am and 3.00pm and is available for short stays overnight.
Hawthorn House is a leading dementia specialist Enabling Household™ aimed at meeting the needs of people living with dementia in the Great Southern region.
The home environment encourages people living with dementia, families, volunteers and staff to be a part of the household. This includes cooking the lunch, planting vegetables, walking the dog, gathering eggs, participating in the children’s playgroup, fixing things in the shed or just enjoying a restful nap by the wood fire. Family carers can enjoy a break from their caring role confident in the knowledge their loved one is enjoying a great day with friends.
Based around our Enabling Household™ model, this home away from home provides an evidence based therapeutic environment that seeks to maximise wellbeing in the person with dementia. Hawthorn House is a fully registered Eden Alternative environment.
Providing a wide range of meaningful activities based on the person’s strengths, identity and interests, the household provides meaningful engagement, stimulation and friendship in specially designed dementia enabling environments.
Family carers are invited to visit for regular support meetings and to attend educational workshops.
Hawthorn House also offers short stays to give you a break and support re-ablement and wellness of your loved one.
Respite and social support are offered for the person with dementia and carers, either in your home or in the community, on a one-to-one basis with support provided by our dementia-specialist support workers.
Being a part of a Men’s Shed brings opportunities to participate actively in a community with other men from diverse backgrounds and make new friends. Sheds are a common shared space for social interaction and help maintain strength, coordination, thinking skills and emotional wellbeing.
Friendship clubs and social support
Groups provide an engaging and fun environment for people living with dementia to socialise, remain active in the community, make friends and maintain relationships.
We can provide individual services in your home, or in the community, to support you to continue living independently and engaging in activities of your choice. These services are flexible to meet your individual needs and can be adjusted to suit you as your needs and wishes change too. We can also provide overnight support if your carer needs a break but you'd prefer to stay in a familiar environment.
For further information regarding services offered in the Great Southern, please contact us on (08) 9841 3755.
Centre based care features
Types of care
Additional details: Services for dementia specific clients; includes limited overnight respite services