The Treehouse is a program that supports people who are living at home with dementia or a palliative condition.
It is a meeting place for people to socialise and take part in activities that promote independence and wellbeing, while providing carers with some time out.
The Treehouse can help keep your family grounded in trying times. It offers a different approach to care, with client driven programs that nourish and engage the whole person. The support makes it easier for people to maintain their roots at home and in the community.
There is valuable knowledge and experience at the core of the Treehouse. Research has proven the positive impact of social support and meaningful activities. Programs are delivered at Kyneton Health by experienced nurses with expertise in dementia, along with partner providers and trained volunteers.
Who is eligible?
The Treehouse is tailored to people who have:
What is the aim?
The program promotes independence and engagement by maintaining social and community connections in a positive, safe environment whilst supporting people to live well and to remain part of their local community.
What happens at the Treehouse?
Each day consists of client driven activities and a light meal. Activities vary depending on individual and group interest. We have access to a wide range of resources and are always willing to try new things.
The Treehouse at Kyneton
The Treehouse program in Kyneton usually runs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm, however the program is currently restricted to 10am – 1pm due to COVID-19. The number of participants is also restricted to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The Treehouse is a dedicated space located inside the hospital at Kyneton Health with its own direct access.
The Treehouse at Trentham
We are currently running a trial program in Trentham on a Tuesday between 10am – 1pm.
How is the the Treehouse different?
It goes beyond a traditional medical approach to provide supportive care in a social setting. Its purpose is to promote living well and social connection, where people can feel free to participate in the different social activities or just sit and have a chat.
For more information:
Kyneton – for more information, or to register your interest in the Treehouse program at Kyneton, please contact Dora Mansbridge on (03) 5422 9987 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trentham – for more information, or to register your interest in the Treehouse program at Trentham, please contact Victoria Hanson on (03) 5345 9156.