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Anglican Care (NSW)

Toronto Road, Booragul, NSW

Lifestyle Resource Van

Anglican Care McIntosh Court, Anglican Care Carey Bay Gardens, Anglican Care Toronto Nursing Home, Anglican Care Jesmond Grove, Anglican Care Greenmount Gardens, Anglican Care Scenic Lodge Merewether, Anglican Care

Warnervale Gardens, Anglican Care Bishop Tyrrell Place, Anglican Care Storm Village, Anglican Care Kilpatrick Court, Anglican Care Home Care Hunter, Anglican Care Home Care Central Coast, Anglican Care Home Care Manning

Residential and Home Care - Regional - Multiple locations

Award descriptors

  • Dementia care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social participation and lifestyle

Developing and running a unique mobile lifestyle and well-being resource service, the Lifestyle Resource Van (LRV).

About the program

The Lifestyle Resource Van (LRV) is a modern take on a mobile library from which consumers and residents are able to borrow items.  A user led, demand driven service, the LRV aligns with the contemporary philosophy of consumer directed care and is unique to the aged care industry.  

The wide ranging nature of resources on the van enable the LRV to assist all manner of older people and their carers, from people living with dementia to those who may be socially isolated.  Resources are available to cater to people from special needs groups including cultural backgrounds.

The LRV is equipped with items such as:
•         Information technology, i.e. iPads, xBox Kinects
•         Sporting items e.g. indoor golf, racing car
•         Musical instruments
•         Music and art therapy items
•         Craft items
•         Table, floor and card games
•         CD’s and DVDs e.g. singalong, movies
•         Large print books and other literature.

The LRV is a free service provided to consumers and residents.  People are able to borrow items for up to one month via a ‘library style’ system.  The van visits residential homes, community sites together with the homes of consumers.  The van is driven by staff and volunteers. 

The objective of the LRV is to provide activities and resources for consumers and residents, to enable them to meet their individual needs by assisting with the achievement of goals such as:

•         Maintaining cognitive ability
•         Encouraging memory recall
•         Improving social interaction with others
•         Increasing physical activity
•         Promoting and enhancing sensory experiences

The LRV forms a part of the organisations quality improvement systems and is monitored on a regular basis to ensure that the service and the resources reflect and adapt to meet the demographic, economic, information, technological, recreational, educational and cultural aspects of our residents and consumers.

More information on this program

Kylie Jacques at  or call (02) 49580095

Friday, 21 December 2018 - 6:18am