Welcome to Lewington House
Positioned in the heart of the High Country, Lewington House at Omeo District Health (ODH) is within 40 minutes of the snow fields and is known as a pioneering mountain town. Renowned for its gold mining history, high country cattle grazing, historic buildings and soon to have a mountain bike track, our community invites you to experience life in this beautiful location.
The facility is designed to offer an open plan lounge and dining which overlooks the picturesque rolling mountains surrounding Omeo. There is also easy access to a purpose build Dementia friendly courtyard and outdoor dining, BBQ and decking area to enjoy.
Our quality care
Quality Care and Safety for ODH means to deliver first class care to our consumers.
Consumers and their families/carers are supported to be active partners in the design, delivery and evaluation of the care delivered. They are supported to understand and exercise their healthcare rights; provided with evidence-based information about treatment options for their medical conditions and encouraged to share decision making about their health care needs, and in measuring and evaluating care outcomes and experience.
We are always seeking feedback and when consumers and their carers share what is important to them, we value and act with care and diligence to ensure our services meet their expectation.
Satisfy your taste buds with our nutritious home cooked meals, prepared on site daily by our inhouse cooks using the freshest ingredients. All meals are designed to meet individual dietary requirements.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Enjoy a wide range of social and physical activities at your own pace. From art classes to exercise sessions, gardening, craft group, various outings and other activities designed to cater to different interests, needs and mobility. Whatever your passion our social schedule will always have something of interest.
Nursing home features
4 Star Rating
Small (only 14 beds), architecturally designed home in quiet location with captivating views of the Alpine High Country of Victoria.
Each room has its own ensuite, temperature control and access to TV and wifi. Access to gardens, and other outdoor areas as well as an onsite hairdressing salon.
Health care services include an onsite GP practice, 24/7 registered nursing, visiting allied health professionals including physiotherapist, podiatrist, speech pathologist, social worker, access to a dental practice, specialist palliative care, pain management and mental health specialists, and many more.
Talk to us about your needs and interests so we can help you keep doing the things you love in a safe and caring environment.
Further information regarding the facility can be obtained from the MyAgedCare website.
Fees and Charges
A Brochure providing more details about the fees and charges applicable to Lewington House is now available, please click on link to view.
Alternatively, please reach out to Omeo District Health Reception for a printed version.
Diversional Therapy, known as the “Lifestyle Program”, for Residents’ at Lewington House
The Lewington House Lifestyle Program aims to make the later years of all our Residents’ lives as meaningful and enjoyable as possible. Lifestyle Coordinator, Leanne Appleby strives to make sure all Residents’ feel welcome, comfortable, included, and have the opportunity to be involved in the activities provided. Residents’ are encouraged to participate in activities, however, it is purely their choice whether they attend or not. Participation may even mean the Resident sitting, watching, just being there; knowing that they are in the company of others, and included in conversation can be very comforting. Through the delivery of planned creative activities, it is endeavoured to make sure all Residents’ feel happy, satisfied, and enriched mentally, physically and spiritually.
The Lifestyle Program recognises that each person is a unique individual, and is respectful of individual personal needs of dignity, independence, choice, participation, self-esteem and life satisfaction.
The Lifestyle Program Coordinator works four days a week, taking two one-hour activity sessions a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Resident’s also have the opportunity for one on one/a small group situation, providing client focused interests and needs. Other aspects of the position include: researching, training, programming, documenting, reporting, and office duties, etc.
Activities are planned a month ahead, with focus on a relevant theme, topics related to the time of the year and annual events. An activities calendar is displayed each month and in addition, Residents’ receive a weekly news sheet, to ensure our Residents’ are well informed of the activities on offer and any news items that may arise. The Lifestyle Program offers a diverse and varied range of activities so that all interests, abilities and cognitive areas are catered for. Examples of activities fall within the following headings: active exercise, art/craft, games, pet and sensory therapy, pamper/massage/meditation, literacy/poems/reading, trivia/quiz/puzzles, local excursions, student nurse/children interaction, High Country Men’s shed, music appreciation & sing-along, arm chair travel, cultural & traditional celebrations, spiritual & religion, special events & celebrations, and so much more. The Lifestyle Program is changing all the time due to catering for the current client’s interests and needs.
A Residents’, Family, and Friends’ Meeting is held every three months, this is a forum where everyone involved is given an opportunity to discuss any happenings, changes, wishes, suggestions, matters of interest, etc.