Garden City Aged Care Services - Alzheimer's Queensland

Part of Alzheimer's Queensland

33 Tryon Street
Upper Mount Gravatt Queensland, 4122 View map


Winner of the 2012 Better Practice Award, Garden City Aged Care Services offers independent and private living in single room ensuite bedrooms with kitchenette and secure accommodation at Palm Court, its secure homelike cottage. Residents are encouraged to tailor their rooms with precious keepsakes to maximize their memories and experiences.

The dining area has been designed to enhance the social and physical aspects of dining.  Residents are served by the adjoining kitchen with a choice of meals, which encompass traditional and multi-cultural taste.  We encourage dining as a valued and social part of the everyday life, however, we offer in-room dining for those who choose or need this option.

The Palm Court cottage has been recently refurbished in a classic, timeless style reflecting a boutique hotel. The common areas have been specifically designed to enhance quality of life and maximize health outcomes and wellbeing.  The open plan of the cottage allows ease of physical and visual access to promote positive outcomes. Palm Court residents are encouraged and supported to continue to participate in everyday activities, including using the home style kitchen which has been designed specifically to support people with dementia and/ or reduced mobility.

All residents benefit from our staffs distinct knowledge, skills and expertise in dementia care. Our staff undergo regular training in dementia care to ensure that their skills are maintained and that their care reflects our underlying philosophy based on the value and individual choices of our residents. 

Through our wellness and re-enablement approach we offer access to a range of professionals including physiotherapist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, podiatrist and exercise physiologist.

Everyday familiar activities are incorporated in the lifestyle program.  Further to this, our unique lifestyle program offers a range of group and individual activities for residents including cooking, music programs, art appreciation, art classes and flexibility and fitness sessions.  These are provided in addition to our regular shopping and dining trips and happy hours.

Garden City Aged Care Services is conveniently located at Tryon Street, Upper Mount Gravatt and is within easy walking distance to the Garden City Shopping Centre.

 

Single Permanent

The single ensuited room with kitchenette is approximately 20m2. These rooms are accessible via the main corridor and come with direct access out into a balcony or verandah. They have large windows allowing natural light and ventilation and also views of the surrounding garden or community. Rooms have walk-in showers and easy access toilets to enhance independence. Accommodation comes with height adjustable beds, bedside table, builtin wardrobe, heating and cooling systems, homestyle cooking and 24 hour care staff. We encourage residents to tailor their rooms with precious and treasured keepsakes ensuring memories and experiences are maximised. Room options are two levels - ground floor and level 1 with ramp access. The facility is located close to Garden City Shopping Centre with a courtesy transport available. If you would like to arrange a tour of the facility or have an information pack sent to you please email via this site or call the facility direct on 07 3349 0110.

  • Dementia specific
Costs
Daily Deposit
$46.85 No Deposit
$23.42 $150000 Refundable deposit
$0 $300000 Refundable deposit

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Single Permanent

The single ensuited room in Palm Court is approximately 22m2, providing secure dementia care in a recently refurbished cottage that has a classic timeless interior style reflecting a boutique hotel. Rooms have large windows allowing natural light and ventilation and also views of the surrounding garden. Accommodation comes with height adjustable beds, bedside table, builtin wardrobe, heating and cooling systems, homestyle cooking and 24 hour care staff. We encourage residents to tailor their rooms with precious and treasured keepsakes ensuring memories and experiences are maximised. The facility is located close to Garden City Shopping Centre with a courtesy transport available. If you would like to arrange a tour of the facility or have an information pack sent to you please email via this site or call the facility direct on 07 3349 0110.

  • Dementia specific
  • Keypad secure
Costs
Daily Deposit
$54.66 No Deposit
$27.33 $175000 Refundable deposit
$0 $350000 Refundable deposit

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I would like to express my appreciation for the wonderful care and support my father, Reg Palmer, has received at Garden City Age Care. From the time I first visited this Centre, in April 2016, I have been consistently impressed by the staff and their caring, supportive attitude toward residents and their families. I believe this is the best aged care facility in Brisbane, and I viewed and inspected many facilities prior to my father’s placement. Garden City is outstanding in many regards, including the size and fittings of the residents’ rooms, the comfortable well-appointed communal areas, on-site kitchen, open gardens and most importantly a genuine sense of home that is apparent when you enter the centre. I am impressed at the many and varied activities organised for the residents and the care and attention that sees activities tailored to meet the individual needs of the residents. My father has Alzheimer’s disease and had spent many months in a dementia ward in Tamworth Hospital NSW. Dad’s quality of life prior to admission was dismal, living alone in squalid conditions, vulnerable, resistant to any support and deteriorating in physical health and cognitive capacity. I was struggling to support him, as we live in Brisbane; I was travelling frequently to Tamworth and finding it impossible to provide adequate care, while working as a hospital specialist and managing my own family. I had little family support in Tamworth with hostility and opposition from some of his siblings to his being placed in aged care. To have been able to bring my father to this facility has been miraculous and life changing for us both. Elaine Bray, the Director of Care, spoke to me soon after I visited the centre and was immediately supportive and understanding of our difficult situation and so helpful in securing the placement for dad. Her kindness and support at such a difficult time was much appreciated and she has continued to offer every support to us both and clearly does an exceptional job of managing this facility. On each occasion that I see her, she checks I am happy with dad’s care and always tell me to approach her if I have any needs or concerns. Since dad arrived, so many staff at Garden City have made considerable efforts to help him settle in and adapt to his new life. My father believed he was working at the hospital in Tamworth and when he arrived at Garden City the staff took special care to help support him in his new “work” environment; his whole life has been about working hard and this is integral to his sense of worth. At Garden City, he has been given his own little tool shed with all the trappings he needs to do his “work” and he receives constant positive feedback and praise for the “work” he does. Dad now feels he is a useful and valued worker, which is so important to him and has made his transition to aged care much less difficult than expected. Karin Bongers, the Lifestyle Coordinator, is exceptional person, who is warm, compassionate and highly skilled in her ability to work with the residents and their families. I am so grateful for the time and care she has devoted to assist dad to settle in and the insight she has in supporting him and helping him to adapt. The activities she coordinates are interesting, stimulating and varied and have brought dad so much happiness and enjoyment. Karin takes time to send me emails and photos of dad enjoying his life and spends time with me each visit, discussing dad and ensuring I am satisfied with his care. I see her offering personal support to all the residents, as do the other lifestyle officers, Nick and Carmelita, who clearly genuinely care about the residents and their enjoyment of life. Dad loves going out with Nick for any small errands and continually tells me about the wonderful “bosses” at his workplace; even Kyle who is responsible for maintenance and not patient care, takes time and effort to be supportive toward dad and help him feel included and valued. On each occasion that I visit dad, every staff member I see smiles and greets me and has a kind or encouraging word for my dad and this includes all staff, from the lovely staff in the front office, the nurses and care assistants, kitchen and laundry staff. I can confidently say that my father is now enjoying the best quality of life he has had for many decades and this is due entirely to this wonderful facility and the exceptional staff that work there. Every aspect of his life is now fulfilling with meaningful work and great “bosses”, a comfortable and luxurious home, fabulous meals, onsite medical and health care, company and friendship and more activities and outings than he has ever experienced in his life of constant hard work. I had no idea that aged care could be so encompassing and fulfilling. Recently while dad was at home with us, he said that he wanted to “get back home now”; I was a bit taken aback at first but then felt happy to know he considers Garden City to be his home. That I am also the recipient of so much kindness, consideration and support is a wonderful and unexpected bonus and has significantly reduced the stress of managing my father’s later years and cognitive decline. As a medical professional and a daughter/carer I would not hesitate to recommend this exceptional facility to anyone in need of aged care. Please let me know if there is any external body concerned with aged care standards to which I can convey my appreciation and ensure they are aware of the excellent standard of care provided.

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