• January 01 2022

The five benefits of aged care living

Making the decision to move into aged care isn’t always easy. Often the decision is spurred on by an accident or hospitalisation, however sometimes it’s a case of weighing up the pros and cons of either staying at home or moving into an aged care facility. 

While there are many benefits to staying in your own home, including comfort and familiarity, it’s not always the right decision for both health reasons and practicality. 

At HillView Care we pride ourselves on making our residents feel right at home and offer an array of services and facilities to make residents feel welcome. Resident’s well being is always our top priority and our staff go out of their way to make sure we’re providing the best care possible. 

To help you with this important decision, we’ve listed the top 5 benefits of aged care living. 

Take the stress out of managing your health

The need for ongoing medical care is one of the key factors that determines your need to move into residential aged care. Whether you are forgetful, or just need a hand organising appointments, having ongoing support is super helpful and can make life so much easier. 

At our Gold Coast aged care facilities our residents have access to 24-hour nursing care. We have a quality medical team onsite to administer medication, manage regular GP appointments, pick-up medication and even organise specialist appointments when they are needed.

As your medical needs change, our approach to care will change and we’ll ensure you’re receiving everything you need to live your best life. 

Make friends and stay social

While staying in your home can be comforting, it can be quite isolating and you may start to lack the connections that are so important in later life. 

For some, moving into an aged care home can give you a fresh start and introduce you to new friends and like minded people. There’s a real social side to living in residential aged care and many HillView Care residents have a better social life than people half their age! 

HillView Care Diversional Therapists are specially trained to develop all types of recreation and leisure activities especially for seniors. These can include one-on-one interactions or group activities, but they are all fun and engaging. 

If you have limited mobility, no need to worry. As well as bus trips into the community, we offer a range of wonderful activities if you aren’t able to get out and about. 

Some regular activities at HillView include:

  • bingo 
  • bocce
  • poetry 
  • arts & crafts
  • social morning teas
  • BBQ nights
  • ice-cream extravaganzas
  • exercise 
  • music
  • happy hours

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Help with everyday tasks – never do the dishes again

Imagine never having to make another meal or do the dishes again! Depending on the aged care facility, meals will be provided either in a dining room or delivered to your room. 

At HillView Care, our residents enjoy a wide variety of home-cooked meals prepared onsite by our Chefs. Our menus are endorsed by dieticians and we cater to all kinds of dietary requirements. 

As well as serving our regular meals, we also have BBQ nights, ice-cream extravaganzas and other special events throughout the year. 

Daily housekeeping is also taken care of, so if you’re finding it hard to get around, we’re here to help keep your room spic and span and look after those everyday chores.

Stay safe and secure

Residential aged care homes are safe and secure and are staffed 24/7.

This high security is especially important if you or your loved one has dementia, giving family the peace of mind you’re safe and secure throughout the day and night. 

All the comforts of home

At our Gold Coast aged care facilities we’re sure you’ll feel right at home! Our rooms are spacious, with private ensuites, in-room technology and provide everything you need to relax and unwind. 

If you love to entertain family and friends, there’s no better place than HillView Care. There’s plenty of space to catch up with your loved ones, whether it’s in the beautiful gardens, on the roof deck, in the café or within our other private dining rooms or lounges.

If you’d like to know more about what it’s like for residents of Hillview Care, contact us to organise an open home visit at either our Merrimac or Ashmore locations. 

 

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