Residential Aged Care
High quality residential aged care is focused on maintaining a rewarding lifestyle.
As you get older and your daily care needs increase, you may need to consider moving into residential aged care.
One of the wonderful benefits of retirement accommodation is that you are provided with the level of care you need. This provides the peace of mind that you will not need to relocate to another facility should you or a loved one ever need access to nursing care support.
There are two different levels of care provided in residential aged care – low care and high care.
Low care accommodation is ideal for those who need a little extra care and support with the demands of daily living but like to remain independent.
Residential low care provides you with accommodation, your own bathroom, access to shared facilities such as lounges, dining rooms and assistance with personal care services such as eating, showering and dressing, which provides comfort and security for you and your family.
In addition, rehabilitation support and health and therapy services can also be provided.
Accommodation in residential high care typically takes the form of a nursing home for people who are unable to look after themselves and require assistance with most aspects of daily living.
Residents have their own room and bathroom, with access to shared facilities such as lounges and dining rooms. Additional personal care services are available depending on the need. These may include assistance with bathing, grooming, eating, managing incontinence, rehabilitation support and access to therapeutic services.
All retirement villages offering aged care accommodation ensure they provide responsive and adequate staff with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet the needs of residents.
To be considered for residential aged care you first you need an assessment of your care needs by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The ACAT will look at how you are coping at home and what your care needs are. Find out more information on the MyAgedCare website.