Carshalton House 25 years
Monday, April 03, 2017
Bendigo Health’s Carshalton House is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an afternoon tea today. The nursing home opened its doors on 1 April 1992 and is home to 45 residents.
One resident and seven staff have been part of Carshalton House since it opened, with a number of other staff working there for more than 20 years. Carshalton House is included in the Golden Oaks Complex in Stoneham Street, Golden Square. It became known as Carshalton House about 20 years ago when the residents decided to change the facility’s name and took inspiration from the line of the Carshalton Reef the home is near.
Carshalton House Care Coordinator, Kim Gordon, is one of the staff members who has been at the facility since its first day.
“Carshalton House is a wonderful environment, it has a very friendly atmosphere and the residents and their families are wonderful. It really is a special place to be involved,” Ms Gordon said.
“There have been a number of changes over the past 25 years. The dining room was originally half the size it is today and there were two sittings for meals, it has been expanded and now everyone can enjoy their meals together.
“We’ve done work to the office, the kitchen and introduced cooking onsite. Residents enjoy having their own cook and input into the menu.”
Staff, residents and their families, and the Carshalton House Auxiliary will enjoy today’s celebrations.
“Our auxiliary has always played a large role in supporting out residents and providing special extra things. They have provided items for the home, lifestyle equipment and last week funded a bus for a day out to Nagambie,” Ms Gordon said.