Clinical Update – Trial of New Medication Packaging System at Horton House Hunters Hill

By 26th October, 2016 All, News No Comments

Twilight Aged Care Medication TrainingThe trial was introduced due to the increasing acuity and frailty of our residents, more complex medication regimes and associated changes with medication orders, and to reduce medication administration errors. It’s also hoped it will reduce wastage of medicines and potentially lead to lower costs for the resident, as the UD7 pack does not have to be replaced mid-cycle when there is a change in the medication order.

In addition, the UD7 system option enables the registered nurse to delegate, under supervision, the administration of medications to a trained carer. To roll out the program, staff communication and education was undertaken with the support of Webstercare. The program is currently being assessed and we await staff feedback. Final results will be made available shortly.

End of an Era for Twilight Aged Care

By 5th July, 2016 All, News No Comments

Mr John LaurieMr John Laurie formally retired as Chairman of the Twilight Aged Care Board after 14 years of exemplary leadership. John has individually made an incredible contribution to Twilight Aged Care, on the back of a long standing investment by the Laurie family over the last 100 years.

Since 2002 Twilight has benefited greatly from Johns leadership, strong commercial background and business contacts. As Chairman John has led significant change and transformed Twilight into the successful aged care business it is today. Some of John’s notable achievements include:

  •  The transformation of Twilight Aged Care from a well-endowed, cottage type aged care entity to the modern facilities reflective of contemporary care
  •  Recruitment and leadership of a highly skilled and effective Board
  •  Leadership during the initial accreditation of all Twilight Aged Care facilities
  •  Strategic growth including the ownership and lease of Mosman Private Hospital / Ophthalmic Centre
  •  Major capital negotiations and refurbishment projects, including the sale of “Onslow House” at Beauty Point, purchase and major refurbishment of Glades Bay Gardens, Gladesville and the rebuild of Horton House Gordon, due to reopen in December 2016
  •  Led and contributed to a significant Governance Review and development of the inaugural Strategic Plan
  •  Establishment of a Trust which supports the John Laurie Award to annually acknowledge and reward outstanding achievements by staff

John has at all times, by word and deed set the tone for Twilight of compassion and concern for the residents welfare and equity and fairness in managing staffing issues.

I am pleased to announce that Ms Lorraine Lovitt will be stepping up to be the next Chair of Twilight Aged Care. Lorraine has been a Director of Twilight Aged Care since 2002, so is well placed to take over the leadership of the Board. Lorraine has a nursing background, with considerable experience in aged care, and is currently Lead, NSW Falls Prevention Program at the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)1. In this role Lorraine supports NSW Falls Coordinators and Local Health Districts in the implementation of the NSW Health Falls policy: Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls among older people and the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards: Standard 10: Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls.

Whilst we are sad to see John step down from his role as Chairman, we look forward to Lorraine’s continued leadership and contribution to ensuring Twilight Aged Care continues to provide quality integrated care services in our communities.For further enquiries please contact Ms Lesley Jordan, CEO, at lesley.jordan@twilight.org.au or (02) 9414 4400.

1.CEC has a key role in building capacity for quality and safety improvement in health services across NSW.

The Life of Dr Gordon Hudson

By 1st July, 2016 All, News No Comments

Dr HudsonGordon was born in 1926 in Irvinestown, Northern Ireland – the fourth son of a wholesale grocer. At 13 years of age Gordon won a scholarship to the Methodist College Belfast. Here Gordon and his friend Gerry Murphy stopped the poor treatment of new boys at the school. Read More

Margaret’s Story

By 1st April, 2016 All, News No Comments

In late 2015, Margaret Barber, a former Registered General Nurse at Mosman Private Hospital, moved into care as a resident at our Glengarry facility in Mosman.

Margaret and her Godson Patrick have been kind enough to share there experiences. This is their story. Read More

From the Chairman

By 30th November, 2015 All, News No Comments

Mr John LaurieOn behalf of the Board of Directors of Twilight Aged Care, I am pleased to announce that Lesley Jordan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis. Read More

Dementia and Making a Will

By 24th June, 2015 All, News No Comments

Many of us put off making a Will or Estate Planning. These decisions can be difficult at the best of times but when dementia is involved, things can become incredibly complex and may cause a great deal of angst. Read More

Open Days. A Big Success

By 24th June, 2015 All, News No Comments

Last weekend, as part of the Aged & Community Services National Open Day Scheme, we were delighted to open the doors of Horton House at Hunters Hill and Glades Bay Gardens at Gladesville. Read More

Open Days in June

By 30th May, 2015 All, News No Comments

Is it time to find out more about aged care options?

Horton House in Hunters Hill will be holding an Open Morning on Friday 19th June and Glades Bay Gardens in Gladesville will be throwing open its doors again for a whole day on Saturday 20th June.

This is a great opportunity to come along, meet the staff and residents and have a look around in a relaxed atmosphere.

We know only too well how overwhelming the aged care system can be so we will have our expert staff on hand to explain things to you and answer any questions you may have.

For more information call (02) 9414 4400.

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