Group Homes Australia

"This is one of the best models of dementia care in an assisted environment that I've seen." - Ita Buttrose

A Group Home exudes a warm, safe and friendly environment for 6-10 residents. Each resident receives personal, tailored care and lives with dignity and a sense of purpose.

The model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasises the resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities.

The homes look and feel like traditional houses in traditional streets. They are part of the broader community, with residents living together in a group home.

All this allows the community to recognise that older people have priorities beyond merely staying alive and living longer.

Each home has trained staff on site 24/7, a high ratio of staff to residents – and is the very opposite of the institutionalised care model. Group Homes Australia offers respite, permanent stay, end of life and high care.

Staff are dementia and aged care trained nurses and they are referred to as Homemakers. Registered Nurses are also available around the clock as well as a full allied health team who visit each home as required.

Homemakers support and assist residents with their daily needs and activities; they encourage residents to be engaged in shopping, cooking, baking, gardening – the full range of gentle tasks that bring a sense of purpose in a normal home. There are no call bells or nursing trolleys, no rigid routines around waking up, meal times, singalongs or Bingo. Instead, this new place celebrates life. 


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Group Homes Australia launches GHA @Home

on Monday, February 12, 2018

Group Homes Australia’s (GHA’s) innovative model of dementia and aged care can now be enjoyed in the comfort of a person’s own home. The holistic model has now been expanded to incorporate GHA@Home, allowing even more Australians to experience their differentiated care.

Group Homes Australia Becomes First Australian Aged and Dementia Care Business to Have Two CEOs

on Friday, November 17, 2017

Innovative Aged and Dementia care model, Group Homes Australia, continues to push through ‘old-school’ industry boundaries by announcing that Jonathan Gavshon will join Tamar Krebs as Co-CEO.

Group Homes Australia's Unique Aged Care Model Keeping Couples Together

on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Barry Ellis, 86, and his wife, Mary, 89, have been married for 61 years. The couple have three sons and one daughter. The couple’s daughter, who works as a trainer in aged care, found out about Group Homes Australia and encouraged her parents to move into one of their group homes as it meant they could live together and receive the unique care that they both required. 

Jingle Bells…Or Should That Be Alarm Bells?

on Monday, November 28, 2016

It’s that time of year again…a time for giving, a time for eating, a time for drinking, and a time for celebrating with your family. The whole family gathers together, to give each other thoughtful and beautifully wrapped presents, eat Mum’s delicious home-cooked food, sample Dad’s latest home-brew, admire the beautifully decorated tree and watch a couple of blockbusters on the TV.

By Guest Author Tamar Krebs, CEO of Group Homes Australia

Warning Signs: Dementia in a Partner or Loved One

on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

By Guest Author Tamar Krebs, CEO of Group Homes Australia

We all forget our keys in different places. We sometimes cannot find our phones and perhaps even forgot an old acquaintances name. We all have mood swings and lose interest in different things at various stages of our life.

However, when does the forgetfulness begin to be actual memory loss? When do the mood swings need to be investigated further? When should you begin to worry and go get checked out?

Tips for Managing Dementia in a Loved One

on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

By Guest Author Tamar Krebs, CEO of Group Homes Australia

As a little girl, I was very close to my great- grandfather. When he passed away, he had our entire family at his bedside. In his final moments, as he looked around the room, his eyes fell upon me and he fondly spoke his final words to me, “I love you, Doll”. 

6 Tips to Ensure That You Age Gracefully

on Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ageing may be inevitable, but that doesn’t seem to make it any the more palatable for the vast majority of Western civilisation.

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