Site Visits

Freemasons & Queen Victoria Home
Tuesday 6th September
Cost: $50
SOLD OUT
Program
Freemasons

Freemasons’ Homes of Southern Tasmania Inc. commenced operation in 1951 with the construction of its first ‘cottage’ for the aged and invalid. Since that time the organisation has grown to the point where it now provides care and accommodation for over 230 people. Freemasons’ Homes is the largest aged care provider on the Eastern Shore of Hobart and are proud to boast new modern facilities which were completed in May 2015.


We understand that leaving behind your home and memories to move into retirement can be a very difficult time for you and your family. We welcome your enquiries at a pace that suits your needs and wished. To assist you with your decision making, a detailed welcome video is available through our website which will give you a great understanding of what you can expect should you choose to become part of the Freemasons’ Homes family.Independent Living Units

A total of 49 Independent Living Units (ILUs) have been established adjacent to the main facility in Ballawinne Road, Lindisfarne as well as in Wellington Road, Lindisfarne with a very exciting new project in the planning stages to include approximately another 12 top od the range units right on the waters edge of Lindisfarne bay.

Freemasons’ Homes
Freemasons’ Homes comprises of 171 single rooms with private ensuite facilities and caters for low and high level care residents. There is a secure dementia unit for high level dementia care, along with three private rooms for temporary respite residents. 

 Queen Victoria Home

The origins of the Queen Victoria Home (QVH) date back to 1891 when it was first established as a convalescent home at Bridgewater and then later at New Town and Moonah. QVH is now located in Lindisfarne, a suburb of Hobart, on the Eastern Shore of the Derwent River, less than ten minutes from the City Centre. The philosophy of the Board and staff of the Home is to actively support the independence of each resident. Care is offered in a manner that will preserve the dignity and self-esteem of residents, by staff who are conscious of their roles as facilitators of independence. QVH is a Not for Profit community based organisation and is home to over 190 residents from all walks of life. It is licensed for 141 residents receiving government subsidised residential aged care. Supporting a philosophy of “ageing in place”, Queen Victoria Home caters for a comprehensive range of differing care needs. From low level in some of our Lincoln Street units through to high level (nursing) care in a private en-suite room within the Home itself.  The Home also operates an independent living village.

QVH employs over 180 staff members to provide care and associated services to our residents. Our commitment to innovation is supported by our strong focus on learning. Our continued partnership with the University of Tasmania’s (UTas) Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre as a Teaching Aged Care Facility (TACF), ensures that we are actively involved in building skills and expertise in aged care delivery amongst undergraduate doctors, nurses, paramedics and psychologists.  Delegates can view the QVH “White House” which operates as a virtual campus of UTas.  The Home supports residents to attend the in-house gymnasium, indoor pool.  Regular events for residents are held in our fabulous auditorium or main lounge (with a ‘million dollar view’).  Residents also enjoy the library, sitting rooms and several dining areas. We are delighted to host ACSA National Summit delegates for a tour of our Home.

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Tuesday 6th September 
Program
SOLD OUT

Hosts - Professors Andrew Robinson & James Vickers (Directors)

“The Wicking Way – leading the charge on the dementia challenge”

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (University of Tasmania) is at the forefront of translational research and support for issues confronting people with dementia. The Centre is located at an iconic and eye-catching contemporary building as you enter the city centre and is walking distance from the Summit venue.

Glenview (includes MONA)
Friday 9th September
Program
Limited Numbers: 20
Cost: $70

Glenview Community Services Inc is a standalone not-for-profit of Health and Aged Care services located North of Hobart in Glenorchy, Tasmania.
Our Facilities Include:

  • 99 Residential Aged Care beds (Including 2 Respite beds).
  • A range of Community and Disability Services including Aged Care packages
  • 2 Day Centres
  • Independent Living Units

Coming to Glenview, Delegates can expect to see what using deign principles in place from Stirling University and the Environment Audit Tool can achieve. Examples of this being our Sensory Garden and our home for people living with Dementia. 

Huon Eldercare
Friday 9th September
Program
Limited Numbers: 20
Cost: $50

Huon Eldercare - Huon Valley
South of Hobart winding past Mount Wellington the vista opens to regional living at its best. The  region is famous for helping create the "apples Isle" image but today is home to the likes of Gourmet Farmer host Matthew Evens and iconic salmon labels Tassal and Huon Aquaculture.

"
Huon Eldercare is supported by real country people enjoying living with independence" - Barry Lange CEO

The services span across the region from two (2) centres and collaborate with medical, health & well-being services to arrange transition care, home care, aged care support programs and links health support in the community. They energise the physical and mental well-being and facilitate the spiritual.