Ozcare set to open new aged care facility in Glenvale
IF YOU'RE an older person and you are finding it hard to manage at home with the support of services, you may want to consider moving into an aged care facility.
Aged care facilities, also known as nursing homes or aged care homes, are vibrant places, full of activities and people.
There may be adjustment period as you get used to a new environment and living with others, but you will have all the help you need which will make daily living activities easier.
There will be a calendar of activities for you to choose from, but the day is yours to do as you please.
You can have visitors just as you would at home, and go for outings with friends or family as long as you are well enough to do so.
You'll be provided with fresh, nutritious meals each day including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, and all of your dietary requirements can be catered for.
When you first move in, your provider will work with you to create a personalised care plan that takes into account your specific needs and preferences.
This plan will be adjusted during your stay as your needs change.
Ozcare's new state-of-the-art 150-bed facility in Glenvale is due to open in April.
Facility manager Libby Klein said she would be ensuring that residents felt safe and secure from the onset.
"Our facilities are the residents' home and we are guests in their home," Ms Klein said.
"We strive to deliver outstanding quality of care and we continuously adapt our approach to aged care by listening to our residents and their families.
"Listening to our residents tells us what they would like and how they would like to live their lives - this allows us to deliver care and support that is really 'spot on' for that person."
- 150-bed facility
- Two secure dementia wings (15 beds each)
- Residential respite care for people needing short-term care
- Retirement village to be built next door (co-located for continuum of care).
Address: 631-651 Greenwattle Street, Glenvale.
For more information, go to ozcare.org.au/ or phone 1800692273.