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OneCare near the oceanside, Rubicon Grove

Community, People and PlacesJoanne Eisemann

By Wendy Laing

RUBICON GROVE is a residential aged-care facility situated at Port Sorell and was first opened in 2009. Since then it has grown not only in size but also the ability to provide low, high and palliative care on both a respite and residential basis.

After a $5.6 million redevelopment earlier this year, amongst other renovations and refurbishments, Rubicon Grove now boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen area, a community centre and, Rubi’s Tea House.

Each of the single residential rooms has a private ensuite and an internal courtyard. There is a cosy lounge in each of the four residential wings with tea and coffee making facilities, where residents can relax or entertain family and friends.

A life-style manager coordinates over fifty volunteers, who spend one-to-one time with residents and help with a range of undertakings, including driving the community bus, gardening, shopping expeditions and craft activities.

The new community centre is an integral part of Rubicon Grove, not only for residents but also as a hub for various neighbourhood events, meetings and activities.

Round the clock nursing care is always available to residents who need assistance, including medication, exercise and dietary requirements.

OneCare’s Rubicon Grove nursing home is at 89 Club Drive, Port Sorrell, within walking distance of the Shearwater shopping precinct.

For further information visit their website www. rubicon-grove or phone (03) 6427 5700.

Rubicon Grove facilities include a cafe for residents and guests.  Photo supplied

Rubicon Grove facilities include a cafe for residents and guests.

Photo supplied