aged care home ashmore
  • November 15 2022

How to choose a quality aged care home on the Gold Coast

If your loved one is ready to make the transition into aged care living on the Gold Coast, it’s important to do your research to ensure you find a home that meets all their requirements. Not every home will suit their needs and every residential aged care home on the Gold Coast is a little different. 

On the Gold Coast there are many different residential aged care homes, so how do you know what’s best for your loved one? 

There are a few things you can do to ensure you find a quality aged care home: 

Always visit in person

Before you decide on a home for your loved one it’s essential to book a tour. An aged care home can look (and feel) completely different than it appears on a website or in brochures, so seeing it in person can make a world of difference. 

All residential aged care homes on the Gold Coast will allow you to visit and tour the facilities. At HillView Care you can book a personal tour of our Ashmore or Merrimac Aged care homes online. You’ll be able to take a look at our accommodation options and everything we have to offer at our two Gold Coast residential aged care homes. 

Find out what aspects of the home are important to your loved ones

When choosing an aged care home for your loved one you need to be clear on what’s important to them. Are they a social butterfly and need a home that provides a wide range of events and activities? Do they have a specific style of accommodation in mind, perhaps with a view or their own balcony?

Here are a few things to consider when looking for a quality aged care home:

What type of accommodation is available?

The quality of the accommodation at a residential aged care home will be a determining factor on the home you choose for your loved one. At HillView Care we offer a variety of room types including: 

HillView Care Ashmore

  • Single room.
  • Single deluxe suite.
  • Couples deluxe suite.
  • Respite room. 

HillView Care Merrimac

  1. Single room.
  2. Single room – secure memory care unit.
  3. Single studio.
  4. Couples studio.
  5. Single deluxe suite.
  6. Couples deluxe suite.
  7. Respite room. 

Each beautifully appointed room has a private ensuite, either a terrace or verandah and includes daily housekeeping services including laundry, ironing and putting away. 

How are the daily meals prepared? 

Not all meals are prepared in the same way for residential aged care homes and the menus are often very different. If your loved one is fussy you may need to do a little research into the dining options before you select an aged care home. 

At HillView Care we place a strong emphasis on providing delicious, healthy meals for our residents. Our on-site chefs prepare home-cooked meals, consulting with a dietitian to ensure everyone is getting the nutrition they need.  

Our menu is constantly changing and consists of breakfast, morning tea, a hot lunch or salad, afternoon tea and a three course dinner and light supper. 

What type of care is available? 

If your loved one has dementia, or requires specialised medical care it’s important to find a quality aged care home that caters to their needs. 

At HillView Care we offer a variety of care options including our premium residential aged care as well as dementia care and respite care. Both our Gold Coast aged care homes provide 24/7 medical care and have registered nurses onsite to take care of residents’ health needs. 

Does the home provide quality diversional therapy options? 

If your loved one likes to stay busy and active make sure you look into the diversional therapy activities available. Staying socially active is important as we age, so a home that offers a great variety of events and activities will help keep your loved one engaged. 

The diversional therapists at HillView Care go above and beyond to organise a huge range of entertaining events and fun activities for residents, from themed tea parties to day trips into the local community. 

Have more questions? 

These are just a few things to look out for when choosing a quality aged care home. If you have any other questions about HillView Care Merrimac or Ashmore, you can request a callback and one of our friendly team members will be in touch with you as soon as possible. 

Get the latest news from HillView Care

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.