The Treehouse is a program that supports people who are living at home with any stage of dementia, or other conditions that may impact on their quality of life.
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, with additional support available.
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’s 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 a five hour session with client driven activities and a light meal. Activities vary depending on individual & group interest. We have access to a wide range of resources and are always willing to try new things.
When is it open?
The Treehouse program usually runs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm, however the program is currently suspended due to coronavirus restrictions.
Where is it?
The Treehouse is a dedicated space located inside the hospital at Kyneton Health with its own direct access.
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.
How much does it cost?
Programs are fully-funded by Central Highlands Rural Health at no cost to the client or their carer. All you need to bring is yourself!
For more information:
For more information, or to register your interest in the Treehouse program, please contact Dora Mansbridge on (03) 5422 9987 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org