Warrigal Queanbeyan Recruitment Information Session
- Friday, 23 August 2019 13:02
Come along and hear about the exciting career opportunities that are available at our newest state-of-the-art aged care home in Queanbeyan.
We’re looking for passionate new staff members to help provide older people with the support they need by providing them with a range of choices around their lifestyle, entertainment, health and well-being.
There are a number of roles available, including:
- Nurses (Registered & Endorsed)
- Wellbeing Coordinators
- Companions (Care Services)
- Concierge Staff
If you’re looking for an opportunity to enter this industry, then come along to this event and meet the team! These sessions are a great place to get your questions answered and learn a little bit more about Warrigal and the wonderful things we do for older people.
If you have any questions, please contact Coreena Schwartz, Talent Management Coordinator on 0436 932 920 or email@example.com
Session 1: 10am to 11:30am, Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Session 2: 6pm to 7:30pm, Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Queanbeyan Kangaroos Rugby League Football Club
Cnr Stuart St and Richard Ave, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Please register by Friday 30 August on https://bit.ly/2ziD3QQ
Get Set to Go in Queanbeyan!
- Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:02
Kick start your career in aged care, attend our next 'Get Set to Go' Information session! This time, we'll be in Queanbeyan!
This program will provide you with the necesarry skills and experience with the opportunity of ongoing employment with us!
Just ask Carol!
To register, visit: https://bit.ly/31QVFDK
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Warrigal Warilla Resident Turns 100
- Thursday, 08 August 2019 13:02
Warrigal Wins Trainee of the Year State Award
- Friday, 26 July 2019 13:02
Warrigal Wins 'Trainee of the Year' State Award
Last night Warrigal’s Carol Goodger was awarded the ‘2019 NSW Trainee of the Year’ Award at the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) awards night for NSW/ACT.
The award, recognising Carol’s outstanding dedication and commitment, was presented in Sydney where the state’s top aged and community care providers were in attendance.
Carol, a Care Services Employee based in our Mt Warrigal home, has ‘hit the ground running’ with her enthusiasm, dedication and compassion. Inspired to work in aged care after caring for a friend, Carol was presented with the perfect opportunity through Warrigal’s innovative 9-week “Get Set to Go Program”. The program offered Carol a chance to study her Certificate III and place that knowledge into practice with ongoing mentorship and Warrigal specific training.
Displaying high quality, customer focused care, Carol devotes herself to ensuring the happiness of residents with all the extra activities she provides. On one occasion, after noticing that a resident with Parkinson’s disease was finding it increasingly hard to complete a jigsaw puzzle, Carol sourced a puzzle with larger pieces so there were fewer struggles with grabbing and moving the pieces.
Warrigal CEO, Mark Sewell, said winning the award was a thrilling accolade for Warrigal.
“Warrigal has a positive culture built around the Warrigal Way, aligning our teams to ensure older people are at the heart of everything we do. We’ve taken the traditional aged care model of employment and turned it on its head, by creating pathways for people by giving them the necessary skills and experience as well as the opportunity of ongoing employment with us.”
“Carol is a great example of how even in your late career we can all make a difference in this industry. Carol is simply ‘a natural’ – and one who may never have found her purpose, until our innovative ‘Get Set to Go’ program gave her a pathway.”, Mark said.
Food Quality in Our Homes
- Wednesday, 29 May 2019 13:02
Statement: Food Quality in Warrigal’s Aged Care Homes
Warrigal agrees with the current public call for a better standard of food in aged care. We realise how important meals are to people and have worked very hard over many years to be well known for our high quality meals.
Every Warrigal aged care home provides fresh cooked meals at every location. We are proud that this is a standout practice in the industry. We don’t believe in cook chill bags or frozen meals in trays or trucking the meals in. We know how much it means to people to have the smells of freshly cooked dinners in their home. We have a tailored solution at each home, some homes have specialised catering companies preparing the meals, and others have our own staff.
Warrigal also knows that customer’s requirements are going through a significant change with expectations rising and diversity increasing. The home cooked, simple foods currently preferred by many older Australians will be replaced by the need for more choice and sophistication. We are aiming for a food experience more like a club or cruise ship than a hospital.
Warrigal has already moved in this direction with our Shell Cove and new Queanbeyan Aged Care homes having bistros and cafes open to the public. The residents who live in the aged care homes and the general public who can visit are sharing in the same food experience as customers of a quality food service.
Warrigal agrees with the advocates calling for more investment in aged care food and believes that meeting this future customer expectation will require more government funding - not necessarily for those who can afford to pay but for those of limited means.
Warrigal offers every resident at least 2 hot meals a day, often 3 hot meals a day, and has menu choices at the main meal according to their preferences. As well as breakfast, lunch and dinner we offer morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. Six times a day you can have a drink and something to eat at Warrigal.
Alcohol is no problem for us at Warrigal and many residents like a wine or beer with their meal.
Where to eat is also a choice with eating in the social dining room or private room service offered at every home. Our dining rooms have had extensive renovations to create enhanced dining experiences with art work, soft furnishings, nice timber tables and mood lighting. Most of our dining rooms open onto outdoor courtyards for alfresco dining and regular BBQs under the pergolas. Some have juke boxes and entertainers and all have direct access to the kitchen’s chef’s cooks and kitchen hands for immediate feedback.
Our meals are designed by a dietician and have seasonal changes to reflect the weather and the seasonal produce available. When a person’s health declines and they need a modified diet, our specialist kitchen staff knows how to make it look and taste as good as it can. We know that even when you are sick and not eating much, your food still matters and can be a comfort to you.
Spending over $8 million a year on food, Warrigal provides an individual meal plan, depending on the resident’s dietary needs and preferences.
We are regulated by the NSW Food Authority who can do random visits to check the food and food preparation environment. At Warrigal every one of our extensive network of commercial grade kitchens has an A rating from the independent food authority.
Staff can buy the same main meals too as well as relatives and other visitors.
Our Board eats the same food at their monthly meeting and usually go back for more.
Most of our homes have a café with an espresso coffee machine and customers can have a muffin or scone with their cappuccino.
If family or carers or anyone is ever concerned, we encourage them to talk to our staff or call us on 1800WARRIGAL.