The need for an aged care facility for Bingara was first addressed at a community meeting in 1988, following on from this a voluntary board was elected and this formed the first ‘Bingara Hostel Committee’. The facility was officially opened on Australia Day 26th January 1993 with the first resident being admitted on 5th December 1992. Touriandi Incorporated became a company on 20th August 2009. Today the Board of Touriandi Lodge has 10 voluntary members from the community who ensure the Vision, Mission and Philosophy statements of Touriandi are met.
Touriandi Lodge has two wings the Jacaranda Wing which is the low level wing and the Willow wing which is a specific secured area. In the early days residents care needs were minimal and the clientele more independent, today Touriandi endorses the ‘ageing in place’ philosophy and provides the level of care required for each specific resident. All food preparation is attended to in the purpose built kitchen under strict food safety regulations and compliance. The dietary requirement of each resident is paramount to their general health & well being.
Each resident has an individualized activity program to ensure their recreational and leisure are met in line with presenting needs.
All staff work together to achieve the homelike environment that we strive so hard to maintain for residents and visitors alike. The facility is run by a Manager who is responsible for the day to day operations of the facility and a Care Manager who ensure all residents care needs are attended to.
Touriandi endorses the Vocational Traineeship Program and works with the local schools to provide Traineeships and work experience placements.