Mooroopna’s Madge Phillips says the residents and nurses at Rodney Park Village are great mates.
Monday was International Nurses Day and residents from Rodney Park Village’s Boronia House and Grevillea Lodge celebrated with a sunny afternoon tea.
Mrs Phillips, 89, had nothing but praise for the facility’s nurses.
“The nurses here are just wonderful, they work so hard,” she said.
“I like them very much.”
The Boronia House resident of five years said she was lucky to be mostly independent.
But she still valued all the work the nurses did for her.
“They cook for me and do my laundry, but I dress myself and make my own bed and tidy my room,” she said. “The nurses are good to have a chat with.”
Grevillea Lodge nurse Lisa Reid said she enjoyed bonding with residents such as Mrs Phillips.
“I’ve only been at Rodney Park Village for 13 months and I just love it,” Mrs Reid said.
“I’m at Grevillea Lodge which is dementia specific and every day is different, you just don’t know what you’re going to get.”
Boronia House and Grevillea Lodge care manager Jacinta Munro said the event was a good opportunity to recognise the efforts of the nurses.
“It was nice for the residents to be able to sit together and acknowledge the nurses,” Mrs Munro said.
“The residents and the nurses get along very well and the residents just love them.”
By Estelle Griepink
As published in the Shepparton News, Wednesday, May 14, 2014