Home care communities are unlike traditional residential aged care homes. As the name implies, home care communities are dedicated to delivering aged care in a flexible and independent environment. They’re more of an aged care village rather than an aged care home.
Instead of living in a single or shared bedroom in an aged care home, home care communities provide residents with their own home – similar to a retirement village, but with the added support of 24-hour nursing care, often including specialist dementia care and palliative care.
Home care communities are designed to help residents remain independent. Residents can do as they please throughout the day, with friends and family welcome to visit any time – they can even stay overnight! Home care communities are ideal for couples who wish to remain living together in aged care.
Government funding is available, along with full domestic support. Each self-contained home includes a kitchen, bathroom, laundry and a courtyard/garden. Pets are often welcome, too.
In a home care community you can receive all the care and support you need and live your life as independently as you want.
Nutritious meals are prepared fresh on-site every day. You can enjoy your meals with friends in the communal dining room or in the privacy of your own home – it’s up to you!
Like residential aged care homes and retirement villages, home care communities offer residents a vibrant and varied activities and events program. There are often activities held every day ranging from shopping trips, happy hour, gardening groups, outings, movie screenings, visiting entertainers and more.
Home care communities can also feature a wide variety of on-site services including hair and beauty salons, movie theatres, libraries, cafes and bars.
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