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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TLC Aged Care The Heights, located in Donvale, recently celebrated the 5th anniversary of its opening with a family fun day. The residents, their family and friends, staff, and supporters came together to celebrate this milestone in the history of the home. Since opening in June 2013, The Heights has been providing aged care to the elderly of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, and the local community turned out to help them celebrate.
Residents, families, staff and volunteers at Bolton Clarke’s Talbarra Community in Waterford, Queensland used the cooler weather as an excuse to enjoy all the traditional trimmings at their Christmas in July celebration this month.
Braemar House in East Fremantle has received a high commendation for its dementia inclusiveness and friendship program.
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