Hillview residential aged care merrimac
  • June 23 2024
  • Residential Aged Care

Aged care on the Gold Coast – finding the perfect home for your loved one

When you’re searching for the most suitable aged care home for your loved one, you must consider a range of factors to ensure their needs are met with both professionalism and compassion. Every detail plays a crucial role in determining the quality of life your loved one will experience and how they feel in their new home. 

With so many aged care homes on the Gold Coast, you must take your time to explore all your options and research the qualities of each facility. By doing this, you can have the peace of mind that you are making an informed decision and looking out for the comfort of your loved one. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to finding the home that meets the needs of your loved one.

Step 1 – Determine the needs of your loved one

The first step in finding a home that meets the needs of your loved one is assessing what they need from an aged care facility. There are many things to consider, from medical needs to their mobility, how social they are and even cultural and religious considerations. 

As a premium aged care home on the Gold Coast, HillView Care offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure each resident lives a full and comfortable life. We offer 24/7 medical care, cater to various levels of mobility, provide a fun range of social activities and events, and take into consideration our residents’ various religions and cultural backgrounds to create an inclusive environment. 

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Step 2 – Research the aged care home

Now that you know what your loved one needs, it’s time to start looking into what aged care offers. Some things to look out for are their reputation, the quality of care they offer, staff experience and of course the amenities they provide. 

When you take a closer look at the needs, and what each home offers, you’ll be able to determine if they align and if the home offers everything your loved one needs to live a happy and comfortable life. Some of the highlights of HillView Care include; 

  • Comfortable accommodation options.
  • Premium food service – cooked by on-site chefs.
  • High security. 
  • High-quality 24/7 medical care. 
  • A diverse range of social activities and events. 
  • A wellness program managed by experienced physiotherapists.
  • On-site cafe and communal spaces to meet with family and friends. 
  • On-site hair and beauty services.

Step 3 – Take a tour of the aged care home

Visiting the aged care homes you are considering is vital. Schedule a time to tour each facility, meet with staff and observe the atmosphere and environment. 

At HillView Care, we welcome these visits and offer scheduled tours that allow families and potential residents to experience the warmth and professionalism of our team in person. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions, our team is always there to help you understand what we offer and give you a tour of our aged care homes in Merrimac and Ashmore. 

During your visit you can see our accommodation options, sample the delicious meals prepared by our on-site chefs and learn more about the wide range of services we offer. It’s a great chance to get an up-close and personal feel for what life is like at HillView Care. 

Step 4 – Making a decision

Now that you’ve explored what your loved one needs and what each aged care home has to offer, it’s time to make a decision. You’ll need to carefully consider the pros and cons of each home and weigh up other factors such as location and cost. 

At HillView Care, we understand this isn’t an easy decision, so we’re always available to answer more questions. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way so you have a greater understanding of what we have to offer. We’re committed to providing an environment where your loved one feels safe and valued, and receives the personalised care and attention they deserve. 

By taking these steps to explore the needs of your loved one, and researching and visiting potential Gold Coast aged care homes, you’re sure to find the perfect home for your loved one. At HillView Care, we are committed to offering premium aged care services that meet the highest standards and look forward to welcoming your loved one to the HillView Care community. 

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