THE PATHWAYS CRONULLA SEASIDE NEWSLETTER

CHRISTMAS 2019

Seaside Times

DIANA’S COLUMN
Pathways Group Operations and Quality Manager, Diana Gautier

Dear Residents and Friends

With the release of the Royal Commission Interim Report, we would like to reassure all our residents and families that we are very passionate about delivering the very best care and are always humbled that you entrust us to look after you or your loved ones and we take our role very seriously. Our values are focused on respect for the individual, whether it be a resident, their family, carer or member of our care service team. You can rest assured that we are committed to quality for those in our care, along with the support of our dedicated staff.

Our focus is on doing what is best for our resident at every interaction and we have robust systems and processes in place to monitor the care provided to enable our residents to age with dignity and purpose. It is vital that we recognise the commitment that older Australians made in ensuring we all have the life that we now enjoy. We believe it is important that we respect the sacrifices they have made and embrace the rich tapestry that their life stories hold.

Following the introduction of the new aged care quality standards in July 2019, Pathways Residences embraced this opportunity to align our care and services to ensure a consistent approach in the delivery of our services that are structured around best practice.

It is essential that the wider aged care sector has the right framework in place to ensure as an industry we can adequately respond to the complex care and health needs of our ageing population. We have many innovative and exciting projects that we will be implementing in 2020, including improving our methods of collecting feedback from surveys, quality and compliance software, engaging with our local schools and community providers to implement Intergenerational Projects with the residents.

Pathways Residences believes in and embraces person centred care values. We are passionate about providing a nurturing and caring environment in which the recognition of individuality, personal interest, independence and peace of mind are paramount to all that we do. It is our belief that the health of our residents, their wellness and enjoyment of the highest quality life attainable, is guaranteed through our pursuit of excellence and steadfast commitment to providing outstanding care.

The Interim Report is a major step forward and we back the Royal Commission 100 per cent as a once-in-a-lifetime chance for change. If you ever have any concerns about your care or the care of your loved ones, please make an appointment to see the Facility Executive Manager and be assured that it will be taken seriously and addressed with the upmost professionalism.

Kind Regards

Diana Gautier
Group Operations and Quality Manager

• NOTICES •
– Happy Birthday –

Joyce Van Ryn

– Happy Birthday –

Elease Bloore

– Welcome –

Like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to our new residents and their families and friends over the past few months, Our thoughts and prayers are also with the families of those residents who are no longer with us.

Welcome to our new staff members: Earl – registered Nurse, Navin and Anna –A.I.Ns

– Staff Profile –
GRACE MUSA FANDAY

1. Tell us about yourself – where are you from?

I am from Sierra Leone

2. What made you decide to pursue work in aged care?

Because my Grandmother suffered with dementia, and I have a passion to help people.

3. What do you love about working in aged care?

I love to take time to listen to stories from our residents and make them feel loved and see them smile.

4. What are some of your professional goals?

I am studying to become a RN.

5. What inspires you in your role at Pathways?

I love to work here at Pathways as I learn from the RN, and I like the feeling of the staff that are always here to help each other. And the happy residents.

– Resident Profile –
VAL BRONNER

1. Tell us about yourself – where were you born, go to school and what are some of your life achievements?

Born – Lakemba NSW and attended primary school at Belmore and Sydney Girls high school. Topped the class in maths and ended up going on and achieved my masters in maths

2. Where did you live before moving into Pathways?

I lived in Morrisette before moving to Pathways

3. What do you enjoy most about living at Pathways?

I enjoy the meals and company of others here at Pathways

4. What specific activities do you enjoy participating in?

I enjoy the bus trips the facility has to offer and the entertainment.

5. What surprises you the most about living in aged care?

What surprises me the most about living in age care is the diverse personalities of the residents.

Christmas Party for the residents will be held on 23rd December this year

Please RSVP let Marie know if you are attending lunch with your loved one.

NEPALESE GOAT CURRY
From our Executive Chef, Barry Rogers

With the introduction of our new Pathways Residences menu this summer, the Chefs decided it would be a great idea to incorporate some of their traditional dishes for our Residents to enjoy.

One of their favourites is Nepalese Goat Curry which they are really looking forward to presenting.

This was trialled with a focus group of our Residents and all commented on how delicious it tasted.

RECIPE

2kg Diced goat meat on the bone

3 large red onion diced

100gr fresh ginger grated

100gr garlic sliced thinly

2 large tomato diced

Coriander root diced fine

1 x tblspn turmeric

2 x tblsp coriander powder

2 x tblspn cumin powder

1 x tblspn garramasala

2 x tblspn mustard oil

Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish

METHOD

1. Saute onion, garlic, ginger and spices in oil till fragrant.

2. Add goat meat and brown.

3. Add diced tomato.

4. Add desired stock till meat is covered.

5. Place lid on pot and simmer gently for 1.5hrs.

6. Check goat for tenderness and serve with rice, yoghurt and coriander leaves.