Kaloma’s 18-bed dementia specific care secure wing is called Brigalow Wing and caters to residents with high and low care needs.
Brigalow Wing has a vibrant activities program and spacious indoor and outdoor garden areas where residents can roam in safety. Activities and lifestyle programs are catered for the individual resident in a calm yet stimulating way. Residents go on bus trips, undertake activities such as Art programs, musical entertainment and the popular High-Tea mornings where family and friends are invited along. The raised vegetable gardens beds donated by Goondiwindi Rotary are very popular with produce grown used by Brigalow residents for baking; or are provided to the Kaloma kitchen.
Delilah our beautiful King Charles Spaniel and our ginger cat Pud are much loved by residents and staff alike. The arrival of canary birds has added a sparkle of interest to those residents who are bird lovers and who are assisted to care for these beautiful birds. Pets add a touch of love and sensitivity to life and are often most calming when residents are anxious.
In 2014 Brigalow Wing won Highly Commended Prize at the Goondiwindi Show for their display of self-made art and crafts. It was a wonderful display. We believe by knowing each residents life story and experiences that we can better support the individual resident when they experience challenges and anxiety throughout the day. Our regular meetings with family over coffee and cake provides us with an opportunity to share experiences and undertake education with extended families.
Kaloma’s Home Care package program also provides care for older persons living at home with dementia. Have a look under the Community Home Care section on this site.