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  • July 05 2024
  • Residential Aged Care, Respite Care

Exploring respite care: Transitioning to permanent residential aged care

There comes a time when you may want to consider looking into permanent residential aged care for your loved ones. Transitioning to permanent residential aged care can be a challenging decision and a big change, so it’s normal to take your time. 

At HillView Care, we know how crucial it is to make this transition as smooth as possible. That’s why we provide respite care as an opportunity for you to get to know our community before deciding on a long-term arrangement.

Respite care allows you and your loved one to become familiar with our Gold Coast aged care homes, our staff and our routines – making the transition into permanent care smoother and less overwhelming. It acts as a valuable trial period to assess if the level of care and services we provide align with the needs and expectations of your loved one. 

About respite care at HillView Care

Respite care is a temporary option for carers who need a break, that also gives family members the peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving the best care in their absence. With respite care at HillView Care, you’ll know the care of your loved ones is in the most capable hands and you’ll get a glimpse of the services we provide for our permanent residents. 

At HillView Care, our experienced Gold Coast aged care team understands the challenges facing new residents and creates a welcoming and supportive environment for respite care residents to ensure they have the opportunity to experience the comforts and amenities we provide. While it is only temporary care, it gives your loved one the perfect chance to familiarise themselves with our homes and services before considering permanent residential aged care

During their stay, residents are treated as valued members of the HillView Care community, receiving the same level of care and attention as our permanent residents. Each room has a private ensuite, ensuring privacy and convenience, while our beautiful garden areas offer beautiful moments of relaxation. 

Safety and security are a top priority at HillView Care, with systems in place to safeguard the well-being of all residents. Our dedicated team, including experienced medical professionals, is committed to providing personalised care tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each resident.

What to expect during your respite stay

All respite care residents at HillView Care are encouraged to engage in a variety of lifestyle activities and events, to promote inclusivity, social interaction and enhance well-being. Our wonderful lifestyle team designs a program of events and activities to cater to diverse interests and preferences. 

From group outings to individual hobbies, there’s something for everyone. Our goal is to create a vibrant and enriching environment where respite care residents feel valued, connected, and empowered to live life to the fullest.

Our on-site cafe offers delicious meals prepared by our talented chefs, ensuring that every dining experience is something residents will thoroughly enjoy. Residents are treated to breakfast, morning tea, a hot lunch or salad, afternoon tea, a three-course dinner, and a light supper prepared using high-quality, fresh ingredients.

At HillView Care, we also understand the importance of maintaining independence and autonomy, which is why we empower our residents to make choices about their daily routines and care preferences. From medication management to aged care services, our team is dedicated to delivering compassionate and respectful care in the comfort of each resident’s room.

We warmly welcome visitors, including friends and family, and provide some great spaces for residents to entertain their guests.

Try respite care at HillView Care Merrimac or Ashmore

At HillView Care, we recognise that the decision to transition to permanent residential aged care is a significant milestone for families. Our Gold Coast respite care program offers individuals and their loved ones the opportunity to explore our community, experience our services firsthand, and make an informed decision about their future care needs.

Discover the warmth and compassion of HillView Care through respite care. Contact us today to learn more about our respite care services and take the first step toward permanent residential aged care. 

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