Specialised bed supports the aged

Allora Nursing Home Comu Grant 19 Hope Lodge Large

There’s no disputing that a good night’s sleep can vastly improve a person’s quality of life and when it comes to the aged a specialised bed can make all the difference.

Allora Nursing Home (Southern Cross Care) thanks to Hope Masonic Lodge, was recently gifted a new Floorline Bed. The 21-bed facility was one of six community initiatives across Queensland to receive a Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, sharing in over $50K as part of its 2019 round.

Hope Masonic Lodge Secretary Allan Darr said they were chuffed that their nomination had been successful.

“This is about helping to care for the elderly,” Allan said.

“The new bed will ensure a comfortable night’s rest, helping to prevent falls and pressure injuries. It will be easier on staff too which is another plus.”

Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said helping communities to meet the challenges of an ageing population was part of their long-term charitable focus.

“Initiatives that are centered around enhancing the lives of the aged are in line with our values,” Gary said.

“Our grassroots support has helped to fulfil a need within Hope Lodge’s local community – empowering the aged to lead better lives,” he said.

Photo: Allora Nursing Home Administrator Robyn Vivian, Hope Masonic Lodge Secretary Allan Darr and Southern Cross Care Chief Mission and Identity Michael Hart.

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