At Brylyn we provide a rage of services for the elderly and under 65; these are:
For further information about our
services and facilities visit our
Elder Net site
Our Current Availability
Long term care
Short term care
We have a total of 30 beds in our rest home, contact us to discuss an option that is suitable for you.
Our Room Selection
Own en-suite, walk in wardrobe, kitchenette , two TV
aerials, call bell, air conditioning, deck. Able to accommodate couples (can have rest home and hospital level in the same room). There is an additional charge per day for a studio room.
Please contact us for current or future availbility
Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Supper are provided with scones, biscuits or muffins, sandwiches, or cheese & crackers.
We have an experienced cook running the kitchen, including menu planning. Our cook is happy to cater to personal preferences and also all dietary requirements will be accommodated.
Our latest audit by the dietician has given Brylyn a perfect score of 50/50 for menu, food planning and preparation. See adjacent page for a sample menu card.
Additional Information and Services
Personal furniture and possesions
Residents may bring in their favourite items from home, e.g. own chair, portable TV, pictures, photographs, own bedspread, phone etc to help make their rooms more personal.
The activities department provides a programme of activities. Activity sessions are held on weekdays daily from 9 am - 12 noon and 1pm - 2.00pm.
Daily exercise to music and other physical activities are included in the recreational programme.
Residents are entertained by visiting groups weekly.
A bus trip is organised fortnightly except in school holidays. Saturday and Sunday there is a musician in to play music to the residents. Family and friends are welcome to join in this session and afternoon tea will be provided for everyone at 10am or 3pm.
Medical care for each resident is monitored daily by the
Nurse Manager in consultation with G.P’s. Medication
is dispensed from Medico packs which are sealed by
the pharmacist with the correct medication for each
individual for each mealtime. It is dispensed under
the guidance of our nurses, but arrangements may be
made to self medicate on request.
The home has an arrangement for the services of a Doctor or Nurse Practioner from Residential Eldercare Services Ltd. Residents may avail themselves of this
service at no cost or may seek the services of their own
doctor. If the resident chooses to be seen by another
doctor, however any excess over the Brylyn doctor
charges will need to be met by the resident. The doctor
attends every Friday morning and the Nurse Practioner on a Tuesday.
Medical records are retained on site at Brylyn Residential Care.
A Interdenominational Church service is held fortnightly on a Tuesday morning.
The hairdresser is available at Brylyn every fortnight on a Monday. Please let one of the staff know if you wish to have your hair done.
Four monthly resident meetings are held to discuss the general day to day running of the facility.
Families are welcome to join these meetings.
Special Occasions and Birthdays
Special events like birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated and are catered for by the facility.
Family and friends are more than welcome to join in.
Residents and their families are asked to notify staff when going out and returning, they are also asked to sign in and out using the book provided at the reception.
The library holds large and small print books.
Our on-site laundry will launder personal clothing. This
is done on a daily basis and generally all washing is
returned the same day unless it requires ironing or hand washing. We try to take the utmost care with woolen articles but prefer that relatives launder them to avoid any damage. This includes any woolen under lays. Please ensure all clothing is labelled.
A podiatrist visits in approximately six week intervals to
attend to foot problems.
Once a month happy hour is held where wine and beer is served.
Alcohol is permitted in moderation.
Brylyn Residential Care has a smoke-free policy. From
the 1st January 2012 smoking laws have changed. The
MOH has directed that no one can smoke on the rest
home premises. Smoking will therefore have to be
outside the rest home grounds.