Accessible In House Services
We have a selection of mobility aides on hand. Upon booking please let us know which, if any, you would like placed in your accommodation. We do not charge a fee for the aides, however we do have limited quantieis so best to book your aide at the time of securing your accommodation.
Prestige Inhome Care
The Prestige Inhome Care team is committed to helping people stay in the comfort of their own homes & also whilst on holiday.
Focusing primarily on maintaining client independence, Prestige Inhome Care offers a range of services including personal and nursing care, dementia care, domestic help, meal preparation, shopping, socialisation and companionship, transport, in-home respite, and palliative care. "We strive to provide the highest possible standard of care: professional, reliable, and all with a friendly smile!" case manager Lauren Brown said.
"As a valued client you are protected by our unconditional service guarantee. "If you are not satisfied with any aspect of the
service or product we provide, we will either fix it or refund your money," relationship manager Janine Wilde said.
"Our team of qualified personal care attendants, disability support workers, nurses, case managers and maintenance staff work hard to deliver the best possible outcomes by providing individually tailored care. "Our staff are highly trained, committed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." Prestige Inhome Care is also an accredited provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
www.prestigeinhomecare.com.au Phone: 03 5222 8580
In a commitment to providing vehicles for renters with specific mobility needs, Hertz Australia has introduced specially modified wheelchair access vehicles to its fleet. There are 10 new vehicles available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
With five doors, wheelchair access through the rear of the vehicle and five passenger seats, the new mobility range will give travelers with specific mobility needs, the chance to explore Australian destinations in rental vehicles.
To ensure Hertz is providing the best quality mobility vehicles, the company has partnered with Automobility, the leading manufacturer of wheelchair access vehicles. The two companies have been working closely in recent months to ensure the new offering will meet the needs of renters with mobility restrictions in Australia. As a result, the structure and layout of the Hertz mobility vehicles exceed Australian standards for accessibility, and fully comply with all wheelchair restraint standards. For further information and to get in touch with someone at Hertz who can assist with booking one of these specialist mobility vehicles, please go to https://www.hertz.com.au/mobility, or contact: 1800 801 122.
Seasons Hampers By Karingal
Karingal Kommercial is an Australian Disability Enterprise and an initiative of Karingal based in Geelong, Victoria. I We challenge you to find a better priced quality hamper! Karingal Kommercial provides employment for people with a disability in a supportive work environment, whilst operating to the highest commercial standards. All of the hampers include locally sourced produce, prepared and packaged by the wonderful people at Kommercial Kitchen. We include many of these hampers in our packages and you can also buy them through our website. The hampers range from $25 - $130 which represents value for money, whilst supporting a very worthy and local business. Visit www.seasonsfoods.com.au to order!
Hampers and Shopping Service
Annie's opened its doors in Barwon Heads over eleven years ago, since that time our belief in quality and love of fine food have been the essence of our unique gourmet provedore. Annie's Italian influence is what makes Annie's so unique. Our philosophy was to create a "foodie" haven for both locals and holidaymakers in our beautiful coastal town of Barwon Heads. While you are here, soak up the rustic atmosphere with a barista-made coffee and a hearty home cooked meal or a light Italian inspired grazing. We have teamed up with Annies Kitchen to provide guests with a selection of hampers which we will deliver to your home prior to arrival. Hampers include Baie wines from $30, gourmet sandwiches for 2 from $25 and picnic hampers from $75. Click on this link for more details and to download an order form Annies_Hamper
Perhaps a shopping service is more your thing. The convenience of arriving at your holiday home with the fridge and pantry fully stocked is just a click away. There is a Coles and Woolies supermarket in Ocean Grove together with an IGA Supermarket in Barwon Heads. If you wish to order your shopping we offer a collection and drop off service of $30. Click on your favourite store to order now.
A trip to Ocean Grove isn't complete without full access to our wonderful beaches. If you would like us to organise a beach wheelchair for you, please advise at the time of booking. We have many beautiful beaches on The Bellaine. Here is a map of the most accessible part of our beach in Ocean Grove. We have further information about accessible services in and around the region as part of our in house compendium.
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Hire
We are thrilled to announce our latest service to guests - a wheelchair accesslbe vehicle which will be ready for guests by October 2017. We are currently sourcing the very best in comfort and features in the vehicle and will update the page as soon as we have found the perfect one! The vehicle will be a van, and will be available for hire at $149 per day for guests to self drive our region. Discover our beautiful region in the comfort of your very own vehicle.
Bumper Ball, Soccer Bubble becomes more interesting when users fall, battle, roll against each other and then bounce without any risk of injury to the users. Bubble Ball is fun for just about everyone! A fabulous activity for the whole family, whether you are a viewer or player!
Features: Size : 1.5m diameter. Inner Diameter : 65cm. Suitable Weight : 50-90kg. Suitable Height : 1.5 - 1.9m
$40 per hour per ball. 4 balls available, subject to availability so best to enquire at the time of booking your accommodation.
Seadoo Seascooter Dolphin with GoPro mount. For family fun this Seedoo packs thrust for a speed of up to 2mph / 3.2km/h in a very compact, lightweight design so it's easy for kids to use. With safety features including protective grilles, auto shut-off, dual trigger control and positive buoyancy, the DOLPHIN is a must for every child, or child at heart who needs a little extra help in the water.
Features: Extremely compact design, a lightweight 12lbs./ 5.4KG design you can carry in one hand, various safety features including safety grille, positive buoyancy and auto shut off, dual trigger operation, run time of up to 1.5 hours with normal use, speed 3.2 km/h - 2mph, fully waterproof circuitry, depth Rating: 15ft/ 5m
$45 per 70 min session. Subject to availability so best to enquire at the time of booking your accommodation.
Joy Flights - Exclusive Deals for our Guests
Wings For Your Wheelchair ! This isn't an "In House" service but it's so darn good we had to include it on this page! Any time, anywhere, we can get you and your electric or manual wheelchair around Victoria or Australia. Great Ocean Air operate from Barwon Heads Airport. Their new, shiny and roomy Airvan can fit you and all your stuff in air-conditioned comfort and transport you to and from any airport - big or small. They fly into Essendon (Melbourne), Avalon or Barwon Heads near Geelong, and just about any other big or small airport across Australia - from far North Queensland to Tasmania. The Airvan can carry electric wheelchairs up to 1m high and 150kg. The aircraft has it own ramps, comfy seats and huge windows.
There is an abundance of options to secure wheelchairs and other items on board. We can provide ground transport at our home base of Barwon Heads Airport or arrange it for you and any other airport. Whether you need to get to an appointment from out of town without time to waste on 2 days driving and accommodation, or want to escape for a break to see outback SA - or anywhere else - then we can assist. Our professional commercial pilots are keen to assist and are meet the highest standards for commercial charter flight operations in Australia. From simple travel to get you somewhere fast, or a custom made travel adventure we have the experience and attitude to get you there.
Check out our "Deals" tab for current specials, and don't forget to like Great Ocean Air at www.facebook.com/greatoceanairflights
Stand Up Paddle BoardsHire of our Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP), includes delivery to, and collection from the Barwon River. When you book your SUP, we will contact you and book you into the best available time slot. SUP is very stable and easy to paddle. The boards glides exceptionally well in flat water, and for the more experienced, is also rigid enough to take in the surf. Hire terms: 4 SUP boards available. Each SUP board comes with a paddle. $50 per hour or part thereof per paddleboard. All Beach equipment requires a $300 refundable holding bond on the day of hire. This holding bond is returned to your credit card upon completion of activity and where equipment is returned in same condition as hired.
Local Hire Service for Mobility Aides
Aida Care are the leading provider of ward based equipment and hire products in the region. There is an office in Fyans Street Geelong, where products can be hired. But be sure to contact us at Great Ocean Stays first because we do stock a lot of mobility aides at our properties - all of which are included in room tariffs. Aida Care can be contacted on 1300 133 120. Or Click HERE to view their website.