About Autumn Lodge Aged Care

The harvest from our very own garden at Autumn Lodge

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide a friendly, home-like atmosphere for older people where they feel their needs are both heard and met.

Autumn Lodge is Committed to:

  • Caring for the aged with love and empathy.
  • Recognising residents’ dignity and living experiences.
  • Recognising and reflecting residents’ rights and cultural differences.
  • Ensuring residents’ maximum independence.
  • Ensuring that residents are provided with a secure living environment.
  • Providing quality care and services.
  • Ensuring equitable access to our services.
  • Maintaining a safe environment.
A beautiful display of autumn leaves

Our Objectives

  • Provide a range of cost effective and efficient services which meet the needs of the residents of Autumn Lodge.
  • To provide specialised dementia care.
  • To manage financial resources and operations as a not-for-profit organisation but maintaining sufficient surpluses to ensure ongoing viability through continual maintenance and improvement of facilities.
  • Create a caring environment which is sympathetic to the needs of residents and their families.
  • Ensure our services are provided fairly, are accessible and culturally appropriate.
  • Ensure market share for aged care is maintained.
  • Advance an aged care perspective in the local community on social, economic and environmental issues.
  • Comply with the Commonwealth Government Accreditation Standards.
Dementia care at Autumn Lodge

Our Philosophy

Management

  • Community-based, not for profit organisation.
  • Excellence in aged care.
  • Home-like environment.
  • Motivated staff.
  • Innovation and continual improvement.
Personalised care with a smile.

Our Core Values 

Our core values shape our culture and define the character of Autumn Lodge. They guide how we behave and make decisions.

Person Centred Care

  • We listen to older individuals and seek to understand their needs.
  • We respect their choices and seek to meet their needs with creativity and flexibility.
  • We seek to enable older individuals to engage in life through activities they enjoy, find satisfying and from which they derive dignity and self-respect.
  • We encourage older individuals to remain involved in their community.
  • We actively encourage family and friends to be involved as partners in their care.
Never sweat the little things, there's someone to lend a hand.

Our People

  • Our staff value older individuals and demonstrate this in their behaviour and attitudes.
  • We provide support to one another, work co-operatively, respecting one another’s views.
  • We endeavour to make our work environment fun and enjoyable.
  • We respect each other and our different roles and value the diversity of team members.
  • We encourage effective, open and honest communication.
  • We are accountable for our actions and results achieved.
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Integrity & Excellence

  • We always strive to do what is right for those to whom we provide care, our community and each other.
  • We are ethically unyielding, honest and inspire trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviour to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.
  • We are committed to excellence in the services we provide.
  • We exceed expectations and improve standards through innovation, learning, lateral thinking and measured risk taking.